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Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 09:59:43 PM
So what is the best software for x situation?

I am getting tired of using paint for everything, now paint is cool and all but I'm pretty sure it's not the best for manipulating images.  _33 what do you use for your vids and photos?  I think chunkles and Dual Ju  would also be great contributors to this thread. 

Thinking about investing in photoshop cc.  Not really a fan of the business model they changed too but w/e they are BITB.  Also this thread is for any software suggestions, not just my own needs.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 09, 2014, 10:01:07 PM
I use gchat
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on October 09, 2014, 10:04:32 PM
nerd alert
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Catchacold on October 09, 2014, 10:06:54 PM
maybe try gimp. it is free, so that's good. kind of sucks compared to photoshop, but better than paint. also, free.

i find inkscape useful for certain things. free too.  :party:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:08:48 PM
i have gimp and tried using it like 15 different times and everytime i just give up and use paint and it turns out like 100 times better with paint
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on October 09, 2014, 10:18:22 PM
I'm more of a hardware man, if you know what I mean
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: john "teach me how to" dougie on October 09, 2014, 10:19:59 PM
So what is the best software for x situation?

I am getting tired of using paint for everything, now paint is cool and all but I'm pretty sure it's not the best for manipulating images.  _33 what do you use for your vids and photos?  I think chunkles and Dual Ju  would also be great contributors to this thread. 

Thinking about investing in photoshop cc.  Not really a fan of the business model they changed too but w/e they are BITB.  Also this thread is for any software suggestions, not just my own needs.

Photoshop isn't any easier to use than gimp, but there's a video tutorial online for just about anything you want to learn how to do.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:24:57 PM
So what is the best software for x situation?

I am getting tired of using paint for everything, now paint is cool and all but I'm pretty sure it's not the best for manipulating images.  _33 what do you use for your vids and photos?  I think chunkles and Dual Ju  would also be great contributors to this thread. 

Thinking about investing in photoshop cc.  Not really a fan of the business model they changed too but w/e they are BITB.  Also this thread is for any software suggestions, not just my own needs.

Photoshop isn't any easier to use than gimp, but there's a video tutorial online for just about anything you want to learn how to do.

yeah i mean i havent really invested the time into gimp.  maybe because i know photoshop is far superior and is worth the time to learn.  having the multitude of products from creative cloud at my disposal i would put in the time and watch the vids to really make it beneficial
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on October 09, 2014, 10:29:10 PM
what is photoshop far superior at that you're trying to do?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Phil Titola on October 09, 2014, 10:30:27 PM
So what is the best software for x situation?

I am getting tired of using paint for everything, now paint is cool and all but I'm pretty sure it's not the best for manipulating images.  _33 what do you use for your vids and photos?  I think chunkles and Dual Ju  would also be great contributors to this thread. 

Thinking about investing in photoshop cc.  Not really a fan of the business model they changed too but w/e they are BITB.  Also this thread is for any software suggestions, not just my own needs.

Photoshop isn't any easier to use than gimp, but there's a video tutorial online for just about anything you want to learn how to do.

yeah i mean i havent really invested the time into gimp.  maybe because i know photoshop is far superior and is worth the time to learn.  having the multitude of products from creative cloud at my disposal i would put in the time and watch the vids to really make it beneficial

Yeah Gimp and Photoshop are both hard to get used to but great when "mastered"
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on October 09, 2014, 10:32:35 PM
After some tutorials, I liked adobe premiere way more than vegas for video editing. Photoshop is so deep it's almost too much to handle
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:33:07 PM
what is photoshop far superior at that you're trying to do?

at like creating/modifying stuff i guess, idk
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on October 09, 2014, 10:35:43 PM
i haven't used gimp in like ten years but it seemed fine in most of the basic tools you'd use to BBS with 90% of the time, like layers and the pen tool.  the concepts/"difficulty" are similar in my casual opinion
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:41:09 PM
i mean paint is fine for bbs stuff, most of the stuff i make is just for fun.  using photoshop and premiere and stuff would be non-bbs related for the most part
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on October 09, 2014, 10:49:39 PM
Paint.NET is my preferred gimp alternative
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on October 09, 2014, 10:52:25 PM
I don't know jack crap about image editing, sorry boys.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:52:35 PM
their website looks like it hasnt been updated since 1997 but i will give it a try  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:54:27 PM
wait, is this something different than paint itself or is it the same thing, did i just  :Take the Bait:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on October 09, 2014, 11:43:10 PM
No it's a for real thing
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: UCHADBRO on October 10, 2014, 08:18:49 PM
Hyperion studio
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: UCHADBRO on October 10, 2014, 08:33:58 PM
jk you can't use that
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on October 10, 2014, 08:40:54 PM
Matlab
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 10, 2014, 09:23:20 PM
Peoplesoft
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Trim on October 11, 2014, 09:09:38 AM
Just post what you want done here and someone good will do it for you.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on October 11, 2014, 02:01:57 PM
I drew a printer in Paint, plz rate (gl writing code to do that in matlab):

(http://i59.tinypic.com/23llftz.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on October 11, 2014, 02:03:44 PM
Printer, or gruntled pumpkin? Xpost: gE/beerconnoisseur
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Matt Mckee on October 12, 2014, 11:48:53 AM
Why wouldn't you just use photoshop for free?

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 28, 2014, 11:58:29 AM
alright you guys so i dropped the coin today for full photoshop cc, theres like 25 different programs that come with it, i should just download them all right?  which ones are the best for what?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: slucat on October 28, 2014, 12:13:46 PM
I have a consumer version of photoshop (elements 12). I like it, hard to get used to, I just haven't invested the time into it to learn it.  I kind of wish I'd gotten lightroom instead.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on October 28, 2014, 12:28:17 PM
alright you guys so i dropped the coin today for full photoshop cc, theres like 25 different programs that come with it, i should just download them all right?  which ones are the best for what?
just download them all and then photoshop your rough ridin' ass off, i do it every weekend and it's a blast man
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on October 28, 2014, 01:54:16 PM
Paint dot net was real I swear to god
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: kso_FAN on October 28, 2014, 02:09:18 PM
alright you guys so i dropped the coin today for full photoshop cc, theres like 25 different programs that come with it, i should just download them all right?  which ones are the best for what?

I pretty much just use photoshop (CS5). If you want to learn how to do something just google or youtube it and you'll find all the info you need.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 06:41:49 PM
just got done installing parallels desktop 10 with windows 7 and omg you guys its fast.  absolutely blows oracles piece of crap virtual machine out of the water.   :Woot:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 23, 2015, 06:47:23 PM
Dumbasses.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 06:48:34 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on January 23, 2015, 07:41:11 PM
Pro-Tip TBT:  Buy the crap out of all that creative suite stuff you can while you have a .edu address. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: mocat on January 23, 2015, 07:47:36 PM
This is my first time in this thread, what's it all about?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 07:50:30 PM
Pro-Tip TBT:  Buy the crap out of all that creative suite stuff you can while you have a .edu address.

oh i have been trust me.  at least 50% discount off basically anything i want is nice. 

also i'll have it forever http://www.k-state.edu/its/leaving/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 11:01:14 PM
saul? chings?  i downloaded visual studio on a VM and when i try and open the ISO file, i get a "sorry, there was a problem mounting the file".  ideas?

this is a real thing so katdaddy dont you rough ridin' dare.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on January 23, 2015, 11:03:41 PM
magiciso or what?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 11:06:07 PM
so are you saying i need to get this or what?  never heard of it
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 11:07:35 PM
also this is a 2.8GB file(that i spent an hour and a half downloading) so i dont want to pay if there are limits on file size for free version
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on January 23, 2015, 11:08:38 PM
i don't know what you're using to mount it but a second opinion opinion will help you find out if the file's bad.  never had any issues with many years of vs iso's loading with magiciso
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 11:11:49 PM
well i have 8.1 on this VM im working with, havent changed anything, and downloaded the ISO for VS and I got this error, so whatever the default is what i am using. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on January 23, 2015, 11:17:49 PM
there's all sorts of other things to try but i've always just used their freeware magicdisc (basically just a tray icon) because i've never really had any reason to try anything newer http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm (http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm)

not really familiar with whatever might come standard with the os nowadays
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 11:28:07 PM
i dont think all the drivers installed correctly or something and its really pissing me off now because i'm getting new error messages.

thanks for the help tho  :thumbs:  i'll eventually figure it out
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on January 23, 2015, 11:30:10 PM
sounds like your crap is all shitty
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 23, 2015, 11:42:16 PM
ill probably just try it in windows 7 and it will work great

i rough ridin' hate 8 & 8.1
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on January 24, 2015, 12:01:09 AM
Windows 8 is garbage on so many levels. Microsoft needs to get their crap together. They just announced windows 10 at ces looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on January 24, 2015, 12:01:49 AM
Pretty much a functional windows 8 but not a blocky ya know.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 24, 2015, 12:06:23 AM
not to sound like an bad person but it will probably come off that way

i have been messing around with windows 10 tech preview for several months.  its got a lot a 7 features incorporated into it, which i love, and also 4 snap corners is pretty cool
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on January 24, 2015, 12:07:56 AM
bad person.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 24, 2015, 12:11:21 AM
 :frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 25, 2015, 11:18:20 PM
@Tobias ended up just using the community 2013 version and its working like a champ
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 02, 2015, 10:51:35 PM
alright you guys, i just installed ubuntu, what do i need to know?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on February 02, 2015, 10:54:56 PM
1997 is the year of the linux desktop
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 02, 2015, 11:03:43 PM
guess im just a laggard
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on February 02, 2015, 11:04:07 PM
alright you guys, i just installed ubuntu, what do i need to know?

It's not cool, anymore.

I have an instance (that's a software term I just dropped) installed on an old laptop of mine.  I'm ashamed of it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 02, 2015, 11:05:41 PM
alright you guys, i just installed ubuntu, what do i need to know?

It's not cool, anymore.

i mean i have 4 OS installed on here, will be 5 shortly, so i have the cool ones too  :dunno:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 02, 2015, 11:06:00 PM
I dual booted Windows 95 and linux on my 60mhz pentium
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on February 02, 2015, 11:08:30 PM
On the bright side, your identity is basically safe, because thieves have made the numbers play and determined your identity is not worth stealing.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 02, 2015, 11:13:47 PM
im also thinking about putting integer basic on here so i can play oregon trail
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on February 02, 2015, 11:19:49 PM
im also thinking about putting integer basic on here so i can play oregon trail

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990


Here's some more nostalgia to kill time:  https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 02, 2015, 11:24:52 PM
im also thinking about putting integer basic on here so i can play oregon trail

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990


Here's some more nostalgia to kill time:  https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

 :Wha:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 02, 2015, 11:28:06 PM
i went hunting and got 960lbs of meat, i could only carry 100lbs and now joe has a broken arm  :angry:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on February 03, 2015, 11:08:31 AM
alright you guys, i just installed ubuntu, what do i need to know?

It's not cool, anymore.

i mean i have 4 OS installed on here, will be 5 shortly, so i have the cool ones too  :dunno:
I have 3 Ubuntu box (2 are DB with Windows)   I check out this blog from time to time for neat Ubuntu stuff.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/ (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/)

A better question is what is your end goal for this machine?  BBS/Web/Email?  Media?  Home Server-type functions?
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on February 03, 2015, 11:46:42 AM
i don't think that is any of your business.  can't someone build a computer that they know nothing about without you sticking your fat faced nose into their motherboard?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 03, 2015, 02:16:02 PM
alright you guys, i just installed ubuntu, what do i need to know?

It's not cool, anymore.

i mean i have 4 OS installed on here, will be 5 shortly, so i have the cool ones too  :dunno:
I have 3 Ubuntu box (2 are DB with Windows)   I check out this blog from time to time for neat Ubuntu stuff.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/ (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/)

A better question is what is your end goal for this machine?  BBS/Web/Email?  Media?  Home Server-type functions?

I'll check out that website later  :thumbs:

I just have never used Linux much so I figured I would mess around on it. I have parallels and have 7, 8.1, 10 and Ubuntu installed on my Mac so there really isn't a purpose other than rough ridin' around with it
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on February 28, 2015, 11:52:08 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 06, 2015, 09:08:14 PM
anyone have OS X Server(Mac App)? how do you like it? does it work as intended?  would like to know before midnight TIA?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 06, 2015, 11:41:35 PM
Idiots
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on March 06, 2015, 11:43:39 PM

Idiots

:love:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 07, 2015, 06:31:29 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: slobber on March 07, 2015, 07:07:55 AM
This thread is not for me.

but then a gE hero linked Oregon Trail, so now it is!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: slobber on March 07, 2015, 09:44:27 AM
First time playing in 30 years or so. Everyone in my family died but me. Scored 499.  :ksu:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on March 07, 2015, 11:26:15 AM
This thread is not for me.

but then a gE hero linked Oregon Trail, so now it is!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: slobber on March 07, 2015, 11:07:37 PM
Round 2:
I can't keep anybody but dobber alive. Pretty sad.
I did improve my score to 519! :billdance:


EDIT:!!!!!!

My points were doubled because I went as a carpenter. 1038!  :Woot: SUCK IT BITCHES!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 12:37:22 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 12:41:14 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

what time tomorrow do you wanna meet at the Ernie Barrett statue?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 12:43:53 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

what time tomorrow do you wanna meet at the Ernie Barrett statue?

too busy flying out for an interview :gocho:

i have no problem with cis, really. i was a TA for 3 years in an intro course where we had like 80 of them. and like 79 of them would sit there and complain that it wasn't programming.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 09, 2015, 12:46:16 AM
Hadoop
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 12:47:42 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

what time tomorrow do you wanna meet at the Ernie Barrett statue?

too busy flying out for an interview :gocho:

i have no problem with cis, really. i was a TA for 3 years in an intro course where we had like 80 of them. and like 79 of them would sit there and complain that it wasn't programming.

I mean, I'm free other times to meet at the EB statue, just name a day and time.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on March 09, 2015, 01:37:24 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 01:41:17 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

great hardware can't do crap on its own
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 08:45:16 AM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

sure. there are a few that say i like programming but only want to take 4 courses from CIS and do comp engg, then go somwhere for high level programming and flounder. but really, theres nothing worse than CIS grads who market themselves as software engineering grads from kstate. sorry, we dont have (undergrad) software engineering. its a specialty.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 09, 2015, 03:42:21 PM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

sure. there are a few that say i like programming but only want to take 4 courses from CIS and do comp engg, then go somwhere for high level programming and flounder. but really, theres nothing worse than CIS grads who market themselves as software engineering grads from kstate. sorry, we dont have (undergrad) software engineering. its a specialty.
Just curious, what core concepts do you think are lacking from any of the 3 undergraduate degrees offered by the CIS department to qualify a graduate from one of the three in calling themselves a software engineer?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 04:00:11 PM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

sure. there are a few that say i like programming but only want to take 4 courses from CIS and do comp engg, then go somwhere for high level programming and flounder. but really, theres nothing worse than CIS grads who market themselves as software engineering grads from kstate. sorry, we dont have (undergrad) software engineering. its a specialty.
Just curious, what core concepts do you think are lacking from any of the 3 undergraduate degrees offered by the CIS department to qualify a graduate from one of the three in calling themselves a software engineer?

entirely different accredidation processes. Both accredited by abet, but comp sci by CAC and software engg by eac. The term "engineer" brings certain expectations of courses and applications, and is a big word in this context.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 09, 2015, 04:07:24 PM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

sure. there are a few that say i like programming but only want to take 4 courses from CIS and do comp engg, then go somwhere for high level programming and flounder. but really, theres nothing worse than CIS grads who market themselves as software engineering grads from kstate. sorry, we dont have (undergrad) software engineering. its a specialty.
Just curious, what core concepts do you think are lacking from any of the 3 undergraduate degrees offered by the CIS department to qualify a graduate from one of the three in calling themselves a software engineer?

entirely different accredidation processes. Both accredited by abet, but comp sci by CAC and software engg by eac. The term "engineer" brings certain expectations of courses and applications, and is a big word in this context.
Are any of you in CIS ?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 04:12:13 PM
3maw's computer might come down with a nasty virus if he keeps talking crap on CIS :users:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on March 09, 2015, 04:32:19 PM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

sure. there are a few that say i like programming but only want to take 4 courses from CIS and do comp engg, then go somwhere for high level programming and flounder. but really, theres nothing worse than CIS grads who market themselves as software engineering grads from kstate. sorry, we dont have (undergrad) software engineering. its a specialty.
Just curious, what core concepts do you think are lacking from any of the 3 undergraduate degrees offered by the CIS department to qualify a graduate from one of the three in calling themselves a software engineer?

entirely different accredidation processes. Both accredited by abet, but comp sci by CAC and software engg by eac. The term "engineer" brings certain expectations of courses and applications, and is a big word in this context.

The software engineer job title is just a word. Your comparison is like claiming a difference between software developer and software engineer. They are the same thing. The job title usually says engineer but it means nothing.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 09, 2015, 04:45:58 PM
:frown:

also, greg are you CIS, do i have classes with you  :horrorsurprise:
No but thats what i wanna do when i go to kstate.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

Nothing worse than dealing with those ECE grads who take a software engineering job and can't code for crap :users:

sure. there are a few that say i like programming but only want to take 4 courses from CIS and do comp engg, then go somwhere for high level programming and flounder. but really, theres nothing worse than CIS grads who market themselves as software engineering grads from kstate. sorry, we dont have (undergrad) software engineering. its a specialty.
Just curious, what core concepts do you think are lacking from any of the 3 undergraduate degrees offered by the CIS department to qualify a graduate from one of the three in calling themselves a software engineer?

entirely different accredidation processes. Both accredited by abet, but comp sci by CAC and software engg by eac. The term "engineer" brings certain expectations of courses and applications, and is a big word in this context.

The software engineer job title is just a word. Your comparison is like claiming a difference between software developer and software engineer. They are the same thing. The job title usually says engineer but it means nothing.
Its ok, 3maw is just of a mind of the Dean Robert's mentality that CS majors aren't real engineers.  Its a stigma the department is used to.  Its a fairly groundless accusation, drafting board engineers just get all bent out of shape at the thought of an engineering discipline that doesn't produce anything tangible being considered part of engineering but it just basically shows a lack of understanding/appreciation for the discipline as a whole.  Basically 3maw's the worst kind of people, no big.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on March 09, 2015, 04:47:53 PM
well I'm a bbs engineer
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 04:57:35 PM
yep, this isnt engineering(snippet from chess game)

public function inBasicDraw()
    {
        $pieces = $this->getPieceTypes();
        $blackPieces = array_keys($pieces['B']);
        $whitePieces = array_keys($pieces['W']);
        if (count($blackPieces) > 2 || count($whitePieces) > 2) {
            return false;
        } elseif (array_key_exists('B', $pieces['W']) && is_array($pieces['W']['B']) && count($pieces['W']['B']) > 1) {
            return false;
        } elseif (array_key_exists('B', $pieces['B']) && is_array($pieces['B']['B']) && count($pieces['B']['B']) > 1) {
            return false;
        }
        if (count($blackPieces) == 1) {
            if (count($whitePieces) == 1) {
                return true;
            }
            // XXX: The following if/else block appears to be unreachable due to the if/elseif/elseif block above
            if ($whitePieces[0] == 'K') {
                if (in_array($whitePieces[1], array('N', 'B'))) {
                    if (is_array($pieces['W']['N']) && count($pieces['W']['N']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } elseif (is_array($pieces['W']['B']) && count($pieces['W']['B']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } else {
                        return true;
                    }
                } else {
                    return false;
                }
            } else {
                if (in_array($whitePieces[0], array('N', 'B'))) {
                    if (array_key_exists('N', $pieces['W']) && is_array($pieces['W']['N']) && count($pieces['W']['N']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } elseif (array_key_exists('B', $pieces['W']) && is_array($pieces['W']['B']) && count($pieces['W']['B']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } else {
                        return true;
                    }
                } else {
                    return false;
                }
            }
        }
        if (count($whitePieces) == 1) {
            if (count($blackPieces) == 1) {
                return true;
            }
            // XXX: The following if/else block appears to be unreachable due to the if/elseif/elseif block above
            if ($blackPieces[0] == 'K') {
                if (in_array($blackPieces[1], array('N', 'B'))) {
                    if (is_array($pieces['B']['N']) && count($pieces['B']['N']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } elseif (is_array($pieces['B']['B']) && count($pieces['B']['B']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } else {
                        return true;
                    }
                } else {
                    return false;
                }
            } else {
                if (in_array($blackPieces[0], array('N', 'B'))) {
                    if (array_key_exists('N', $pieces['B']) && is_array($pieces['B']['N']) && count($pieces['B']['N']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } elseif (array_key_exists('B', $pieces['B']) && is_array($pieces['B']['B']) && count($pieces['B']['B']) > 1) {
                        return false;
                    } else {
                        return true;
                    }
                } else {
                    return false;
                }
            }
        }
        $wpIndex = ($whitePieces[0] == 'K') ? 1 : 0;
        $bpIndex = ($blackPieces[0] == 'K') ? 1 : 0;
        if ($whitePieces[$wpIndex] == 'B' && $blackPieces[$bpIndex] == 'B') {
            // bishops of same color?
            if ($pieces['B']['B'][0] == $pieces['W']['B'][0]) {
                return true;
            }
        }
        return false;
    }
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on March 09, 2015, 05:26:42 PM
this can only end in a paystub-off several years from now       (if this blog is still around :ohno:)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on March 09, 2015, 05:40:22 PM
OOHH DAMNNN
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 07:10:41 PM
Goodness you guys are throwing such a fit.
software engineer vs software developer - those are job titles assigned by the company who really can within small limitations give you a huge range of titles that are the same work but vary from company to company . One summer i was a software engineer intern for a company, another summer i was a student programmer.
 Software engineering vs computer science - those are degree programs set by the university and accredited by the appropriate people. I'm not saying CS majors are not worthy of the engineering tag, jesus I'm not a rough ridin' elitist. One of my cs friends got lectured by a company because he put down he was studying software engg, when really he was specializing in it. His employer got curious, called, and was told by the deans office there is no undergrad software engg major at ksu. I guesd this was an issue with their hiring policies. Anyway, he learned the difference then. there are universities who actually have a software Engineering degree program, so they are actually two (very slightly) different things in this context.
also great project. I think I have my chess code from freshman year somewhere.
I'm glad that we are pulling cis majors over into phase 4 with ece because ece needs to learn how to program.
and also, screw tcr. I'll agree with you he was very condescending to the non engineering majors (ATM, CNSM, CIS). No one in the dean's offices and not many of the big wig donors liked him. Even to non consulting interested engineers, he was an ass.

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 09, 2015, 07:11:23 PM
Goodness you guys are throwing such a fit.
software engineer vs software developer - those are job titles assigned by the company who really can within small limitations give you a huge range of titles that are the same work but vary from company to company . One summer i was a software engineer intern for a company, another summer i was a student programmer.
 Software engineering vs computer science - those are degree programs set by the university and accredited by the appropriate people. I'm not saying CS majors are not worthy of the engineering tag, jesus I'm not a rough ridin' elitist. One of my cs friends got lectured by a company because he put down he was studying software engg, when really he was specializing in it. His employer got curious, called, and was told by the deans office there is no undergrad software engg major at ksu. I guesd this was an issue with their hiring policies. Anyway, he learned the difference then. there are universities who actually have a software Engineering degree program, so they are actually two (very slightly) different things in this context.
also great project. I think I have my chess code from freshman year somewhere.
I'm glad that we are pulling cis majors over into phase 4 with ece because ece needs to learn how to program.
and also, screw tcr. I'll agree with you he was very condescending to the non engineering majors (ATM, CNSM, CIS). No one in the dean's offices and not many of the big wig donors liked him. Even to non consulting interested engineers, he was an ass.



All of your jobs are being outsourced to India.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on March 09, 2015, 07:22:22 PM
Goodness you guys are throwing such a fit.
software engineer vs software developer - those are job titles assigned by the company who really can within small limitations give you a huge range of titles that are the same work but vary from company to company . One summer i was a software engineer intern for a company, another summer i was a student programmer.
 Software engineering vs computer science - those are degree programs set by the university and accredited by the appropriate people. I'm not saying CS majors are not worthy of the engineering tag, jesus I'm not a rough ridin' elitist. One of my cs friends got lectured by a company because he put down he was studying software engg, when really he was specializing in it. His employer got curious, called, and was told by the deans office there is no undergrad software engg major at ksu. I guesd this was an issue with their hiring policies. Anyway, he learned the difference then. there are universities who actually have a software Engineering degree program, so they are actually two (very slightly) different things in this context.
also great project. I think I have my chess code from freshman year somewhere.
I'm glad that we are pulling cis majors over into phase 4 with ece because ece needs to learn how to program.
and also, screw tcr. I'll agree with you he was very condescending to the non engineering majors (ATM, CNSM, CIS). No one in the dean's offices and not many of the big wig donors liked him. Even to non consulting interested engineers, he was an ass.



He wouldn't want to work for that jackass company anyway, no recruiter with half a brain would care.

All of your jobs are being outsourced to India.

Not even close.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 07:58:08 PM
you think I wrote that code  :lol: I would have figured someone with an ece background would understand logic, maybe they need to improve their curriculum, most of the code is unreachable, an engineer would know that
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 08:08:51 PM
This changed very quickly to a pissing contest where one person doesnt care and the other losers forgot to unzip first. The need for self validating in here is unreal.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 08:16:55 PM
This changed very quickly to a pissing contest where one person doesnt care and the other losers forgot to unzip first. The need for self validating in here is unreal.

eff cis. put on a belt and go ECE  :emawkid:

 :dunno:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 08:29:37 PM
Sorry for hurting your Internet feelings.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 08:34:06 PM
sorry for hurting your IRL feelings  :frown:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on March 09, 2015, 08:35:39 PM
after a rocky start, looks like this thing is finally on track
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 08:56:46 PM
 :lol: , ok.

Welcome back tobias!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 09, 2015, 08:58:10 PM
For the record, about 3 years ago, the CIS department started offering a Software Engineering degree.  They now offer 3 degrees, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Software Engineering.  CS and SE are very similar from what i can glean looking at the course load, just less intensive coding work and more documentation/high level design work.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 09:17:47 PM
I think the SE degree is masters only. They tried to get ECE and CIS to collaborate on an undergrad SE degree a few years ago, and they are apparently hoping that with phase iv, now with these two depts a floor apart, hopefully something works out
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 09, 2015, 09:27:09 PM
its gonna be good for the whole college when they move into the new addition
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 09, 2015, 09:40:31 PM
I think the SE degree is masters only. They tried to get ECE and CIS to collaborate on an undergrad SE degree a few years ago, and they are apparently hoping that with phase iv, now with these two depts a floor apart, hopefully something works out
There was a handful of interdepartmental courses offered when i was getting my undergrad.  Dr. Lehnhert (sp?) had a pet-project minor for Embedded systems that was half CE half CS classes but it was discontinued when he retired in 2008... actually it looks like its still offered

Embedded Systems with CS Degree

    Technical Electives: CIS 621, 622, 721, EECE 633 (6 hours total)
    Unrestricted Electives: EECE 431, 733 (6 hours total)

But SE is offered as an undergrad as a specialization track of the BS CS, same as the masters program
https://www.cis.ksu.edu/prospective/programmedforsuccess (https://www.cis.ksu.edu/prospective/programmedforsuccess)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 09, 2015, 09:55:01 PM
Right, it's a specialization. just like how kstate doesn't actually have a nuke engg degree program. It's just a 5 course specialization of ME. The degree is still mech engg, but says nuclear option. I knew it was a specialization, but it's just not an actual degree offered at Kansas state.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 09, 2015, 10:01:12 PM
Right, it's a specialization. just like how kstate doesn't actually have a nuke engg degree program. It's just a 5 course specialization of ME. The degree is still mech engg, but says nuclear option. I knew it was a specialization, but it's just not an actual degree offered at Kansas state.
Its not treated that way, exactly.  They have divergent requirements.  But i don't know, they started offering it after i was out of there.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on March 09, 2015, 11:04:33 PM
 :blank:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: chum1 on March 10, 2015, 12:03:30 AM
Wow, had no idea the engineers were snobby like that. Or that anyone would bother to differentiate between CS and SE.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: slobber on March 10, 2015, 03:15:10 AM
Why hasn't sys defended himself?

A perfectly great Oregon Trail thread ruined by egos.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: EMAWican on March 10, 2015, 07:33:48 AM
What a bunch of nerds.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 10, 2015, 09:36:15 AM
What a bunch of nerds.
Hey friend, you an kindly eff the hell off with that attitude, this is the software thread.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on March 10, 2015, 10:23:19 AM
HELLO WORLD  <-- programmer joke!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on March 10, 2015, 11:44:41 AM
The problem with UDP jokes: I don’t get half of them.

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 10, 2015, 07:23:04 PM
The problem with UDP jokes: I don’t get half of them.



I could tell you a joke about UDP, but you wouldn't get it!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 10, 2015, 07:29:42 PM
["hip","hip"]
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on March 22, 2015, 08:06:48 PM
If I got one of these intel windows 8.1 sticks would it be a POS?  I want to use my TV as a second desktop.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on March 22, 2015, 09:56:17 PM
To understand what recursion is, you must first understand recursion.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on March 22, 2015, 09:59:24 PM
To understand what recursion is, you must first understand recursion.

Don't do me like that Lucas, I just want to know if I should buy the thing or not
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on March 22, 2015, 10:04:21 PM
If I got one of these intel windows 8.1 sticks would it be a POS?  I want to use my TV as a second desktop.
I hadn't heard of these until now. I would assume that it works like the Chromecast and if it does, then don't do it. I don't think that type of wireless technology is up to par yet and you could have a bunch of performance issues. I have a Chromecast and it is near impossible to stream games from my laptop.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on March 22, 2015, 10:09:48 PM
If I got one of these intel windows 8.1 sticks would it be a POS?  I want to use my TV as a second desktop.
I hadn't heard of these until now. I would assume that it works like the Chromecast and if it does, then don't do it. I don't think that type of wireless technology is up to par yet and you could have a bunch of performance issues. I have a Chromecast and it is near impossible to stream games from my laptop.

It's essentially the guts of a computer in something the size of a flash drive that uses what you plug it into as a monitor.  I don't think it will be streaming anything but would use wifi to connect to Internet i guess.  I currently use my chrome cast with an android tablet with Bluetooth mouse and keyboard right now but it's kind of weird. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 22, 2015, 10:48:28 PM
What do you all think of the apple watch? Personally i think it will gain more ground than it's android counter parts. I know that it's a piece of hardware but what do y'all think?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on March 22, 2015, 10:52:01 PM
The problem with UDP jokes: I don’t get half of them.



I could tell you a joke about UDP, but you wouldn't get it!
:lol: ... Q: are there any good TCP jokes?
A: Yeah, they are all pretty reliable.  :fatty:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 22, 2015, 10:53:33 PM
If I got one of these intel windows 8.1 sticks would it be a POS?  I want to use my TV as a second desktop.
You PC or mac?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 24, 2015, 06:46:37 PM
If I got one of these intel windows 8.1 sticks would it be a POS?  I want to use my TV as a second desktop.
I hadn't heard of these until now. I would assume that it works like the Chromecast and if it does, then don't do it. I don't think that type of wireless technology is up to par yet and you could have a bunch of performance issues. I have a Chromecast and it is near impossible to stream games from my laptop.

It's essentially the guts of a computer in something the size of a flash drive that uses what you plug it into as a monitor.  I don't think it will be streaming anything but would use wifi to connect to Internet i guess.  I currently use my chrome cast with an android tablet with Bluetooth mouse and keyboard right now but it's kind of weird. 

what are you wanting to use it for?  looking at the specs it's a POS, but I guess if all you want to do is bbs it would be ok.  if you want to run any type of windows 8 application I would just buy a long hdmi cable and just hook up your laptop to your tv.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 24, 2015, 06:49:32 PM
What do you all think of the apple watch? Personally i think it will gain more ground than it's android counter parts. I know that it's a piece of hardware but what do y'all think?

that market is crap right now, so I have no doubt it will do better, unless the price is too high(it is). my questions is why buy it?  what does it do that my iPhone doesn't already do better, oh and you have to have an iPhone already to even use the thing. I mean it's a cool idea but for practicality sake, no thanks.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on March 24, 2015, 06:49:46 PM
thanks i figured as much.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 24, 2015, 09:34:33 PM
ww - i'm looking into it as well. it's competitively priced and i think it could be a great media center (if nothing else). Yes, its way more than a chromecast or even an apple tv, but those are a different market. I don't personally believe its stats are crap - no, you wont be able to play counterstrike or use solidworks on it, but it can still do great things with a quad core and 2g of ram, and 32g of storage..expandable up to 128 i think. it also has bluetooth in it, so again, good for media. I could probably get by doing my morning routine on it. It'll probably flop in consumer markets but i could see it doing amazingly in corporate markets. companies will eat this up for conference rooms or shared space/meeting rooms, etc.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 24, 2015, 09:38:15 PM
What do you all think of the apple watch? Personally i think it will gain more ground than it's android counter parts. I know that it's a piece of hardware but what do y'all think?

that market is crap right now, so I have no doubt it will do better, unless the price is too high(it is). my questions is why buy it?  what does it do that my iPhone doesn't already do better, oh and you have to have an iPhone already to even use the thing. I mean it's a cool idea but for practicality sake, no thanks.
Yeah i don't own an iphone. But some of the features could be useful. They could go alot of different ways.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 3maw on March 24, 2015, 09:40:14 PM
What do you all think of the apple watch? Personally i think it will gain more ground than it's android counter parts. I know that it's a piece of hardware but what do y'all think?

that market is crap right now, so I have no doubt it will do better, unless the price is too high(it is). my questions is why buy it?  what does it do that my iPhone doesn't already do better, oh and you have to have an iPhone already to even use the thing. I mean it's a cool idea but for practicality sake, no thanks.

i have a samsung gear 2 neo, and i love it. for one, I can't wear like 99% of other watches because i'm allergic to metal, so this works great. second, it tracks heart rate during running/biking/hiking. Its also nice while biking/on motorcycle to use. i have my phone in my pocket or in my backpack, and i can check my messages on it at stoplights/when i pull over, i can control music thats playing in my helmet or headphones, etc. its also fun to use at bars and turn off TV's when KU fans are watching big 12 tourney in aggieville  :fatty:

I'm sure apple's watch will still kill it (compared to other wearables now) as they have such a cult following. I think the wearables market has a ways to go, but again, my watch is great and i use it all the time.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 25, 2015, 09:39:54 PM
ww - i'm looking into it as well. it's competitively priced and i think it could be a great media center (if nothing else). Yes, its way more than a chromecast or even an apple tv, but those are a different market. I don't personally believe its stats are crap - no, you wont be able to play counterstrike or use solidworks on it, but it can still do great things with a quad core and 2g of ram, and 32g of storage..expandable up to 128 i think. it also has bluetooth in it, so again, good for media. I could probably get by doing my morning routine on it. It'll probably flop in consumer markets but i could see it doing amazingly in corporate markets. companies will eat this up for conference rooms or shared space/meeting rooms, etc.

most corporate setups have a VGA/HDMI/MiniDisplayport setup in their conference rooms for laptops/ipads/iphones and some even android.  this is an honest question but why buy a $150 stick that needs a keyboard and a mouse for a corporate office when everyone already has everything loaded on their ipads and stuff?  seems like a huge waste of money over $30 in adapters for much better devices.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 28, 2015, 11:00:23 PM
found this guy on youtube about a week ago and he has some fantastic tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwRXb5dUK4cvsHbx-rGzSgw
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2015, 09:41:15 PM
how many of you guys have used bootstrap (http://getbootstrap.com/) before?  im about to dive face first into it and wondering if there is anything i should know that is a must know early on.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2015, 09:59:55 PM
i use it some, no real advice.  more just out of laziness because i can't be bothered to keep up with the design aspect of the web.  just a curiosity thing?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2015, 10:11:29 PM
we are redesigning some stuff at work and with the mobile trend i want to learn it. i also have seen some things designed with it in a relatively short period of time, so i am also curious about it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2015, 10:19:02 PM
I need 27" monitors.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2015, 10:19:37 PM
how many
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2015, 10:20:35 PM
if saul doesnt just say 'virus' to everything, this can be the hardware thread too
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on April 23, 2015, 10:21:50 PM
TBT - web development sucks ass and is for chumps, that is what you must know early on.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2015, 10:23:18 PM
we are redesigning some stuff at work and with the mobile trend i want to learn it. i also have seen some things designed with it in a relatively short period of time, so i am also curious about it.

i hate doing ui/ux stuff and refuse to be curious
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2015, 10:25:15 PM
TBT - web development sucks ass and is for chumps, that is what you must know early on.

im guessing you started with cobol and think html is hard
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2015, 10:27:44 PM
we are redesigning some stuff at work and with the mobile trend i want to learn it. i also have seen some things designed with it in a relatively short period of time, so i am also curious about it.

i hate doing ui/ux stuff and refuse to be curious

i prefer ui/ux over object based stuff
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2015, 11:07:24 PM
how many
2.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on April 23, 2015, 11:09:52 PM
Talk to purchasing
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on April 23, 2015, 11:10:35 PM
Do you even AngularJS bro.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2015, 11:11:24 PM
Node.JS
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2015, 11:14:49 PM
see this is the feedback that i need
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2015, 11:24:13 PM
*.js
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2015, 11:25:30 PM
I like it when devs complain they can't get to github or install npm packages
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 23, 2015, 11:31:57 PM
wait is that actually a thing?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on April 23, 2015, 11:34:54 PM
Node.JS

you have my attention.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on April 23, 2015, 11:43:20 PM
i think 30 years from now, inability to program at some level will look like an adult that can't read their native language today.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 23, 2015, 11:44:08 PM
in 30 years, computers will program for us
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on April 23, 2015, 11:46:28 PM
Node.JS

you have my attention.

what stack do you prefer, Saul?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on April 24, 2015, 12:37:00 AM
TBT - web development sucks ass and is for chumps, that is what you must know early on.

im guessing you started with cobol and think html is hard

My problem with web development, as well as most UI frameworks is that I wouldn't necessarily classify it as programming, as just hacking things together to get them to work because no matter how elegant the framework it never actually provides what you end up needing.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 24, 2015, 07:02:12 AM
Node.JS

you have my attention.

what stack do you prefer, Saul?
i just said it b/c it's a buzzword fwiw
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on April 24, 2015, 12:36:27 PM
i just said it b/c it's a buzzword fwiw
oh. we do a lot of node development with express.  lots of sybase backend work so i can't nosql buzzword you back.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on April 24, 2015, 01:18:14 PM
Guys.  I was gonna come in here and start buzzwording.sql my ass off.  But truth is I'm a network guy and we only have one stack.   :cry:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 24, 2015, 02:52:46 PM
Guys.  I was gonna come in here and start buzzwording.sql my ass off.  But truth is I'm a network guy and we only have one stack.   :cry:
Being a network guy is really great huh?

"Hey, is the network having problems?"

"Nope"
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 24, 2015, 04:18:26 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 24, 2015, 04:24:45 PM
i just said it b/c it's a buzzword fwiw
oh. we do a lot of node development with express.  lots of sybase backend work so i can't nosql buzzword you back.
the noSQL assholes really annoy me. Yeah there is a reason to roll w/ it (free) but why choose it over Microsoft or Oracle? Because it "scales better"? :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on April 24, 2015, 04:33:37 PM
oh you guys
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: slobber on April 24, 2015, 07:47:23 PM
Is this a fight?


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 24, 2015, 07:52:01 PM
slobber you get out of here
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 24, 2015, 10:39:27 PM
Can functional guys be in this thread or just lurk?  Guy I know from Calgary...
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on April 24, 2015, 10:42:36 PM
State your credentials
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 24, 2015, 10:54:45 PM
pete is now moderator of this thread
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 24, 2015, 11:14:38 PM
 :nono:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 24, 2015, 11:26:01 PM
sounds like pete might get this thread on track
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 24, 2015, 11:38:02 PM

sounds like pete might get this thread on track

he's the hero we need, not the hero we deserve
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 24, 2015, 11:39:31 PM
a consultant is exactly what this thread needs
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 25, 2015, 08:56:28 AM
Guys, the cloud man, it's not that great.  Why do people think it's great?

You know what it gives you?  Less self determination on when to adopt updates, less (zero) customizations, and lifetime commitment to license fees with your provider and a complete relinquishment of all buyer power against them....and a return to a life of "work arounds" in an ever increasing sea of MS Excel and Access formatting and reformatting to play nice with inflexible Cloud integrations.  Oh, and I forgot to mention an exceptionally more hackable environment.

What do you get?  The ability to simplify the Sys Admin function and cut some FTE's, and the ability to trade down on developer expertise from pricey ERP guys to Excel macro-do-it-yourselfers.


Worth it?


Only if you believe that your business is actually pretty simple and that your competitors (or a software company) can easily replicate your most critical back office business functions and make them repeatable for other businesses that have no font office functions in common with yours. 

If you think your back office is no better/different than anyone else, and you want to fire IT guys, and commit now to a realistically irrevocable cost stream to your software company, then warm up the cloud mother fuckers.


Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on April 25, 2015, 10:28:04 AM
I don't have any buzzwords for the cloud. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 25, 2015, 10:37:05 AM
eff the cloud
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on April 25, 2015, 01:35:14 PM
I think web development is pretty great. I just did my senior project with cordova/phonegap to create a ios application. I chose to do it in cordova/phonegap because I'm very familiar with web languages. I used bootstrap with angularjs and html5. It turned out really great and I had fun making it.

I don't understand the hate for web development in this thread.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on April 25, 2015, 01:43:02 PM
luke WTF are you doing going to KOCH if you love web developing? 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 25, 2015, 01:51:54 PM
eff the cloud
Hard disks for life. Eff the cloud.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 25, 2015, 02:39:14 PM
Guys, the cloud man, it's not that great.  Why do people think it's great?

You know what it gives you?  Less self determination on when to adopt updates, less (zero) customizations, and lifetime commitment to license fees with your provider and a complete relinquishment of all buyer power against them....and a return to a life of "work arounds" in an ever increasing sea of MS Excel and Access formatting and reformatting to play nice with inflexible Cloud integrations.  Oh, and I forgot to mention an exceptionally more hackable environment.

What do you get?  The ability to simplify the Sys Admin function and cut some FTE's, and the ability to trade down on developer expertise from pricey ERP guys to Excel macro-do-it-yourselfers.


Worth it?


Only if you believe that your business is actually pretty simple and that your competitors (or a software company) can easily replicate your most critical back office business functions and make them repeatable for other businesses that have no font office functions in common with yours. 

If you think your back office is no better/different than anyone else, and you want to fire IT guys, and commit now to a realistically irrevocable cost stream to your software company, then warm up the cloud mother fuckers.



Every single point in this post is inaccurate.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on April 25, 2015, 03:25:21 PM
luke WTF are you doing going to KOCH if you love web developing?
Well, I like other stuff besides Web Dev too. Plus, the applications I will be working on are in .NET and they use client side javascript for a lot of their applications.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Catchacold on April 25, 2015, 05:00:05 PM
slim, go lift yii sails
play sinatra, spark ember
express cake ninja
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 25, 2015, 09:17:29 PM

Guys, the cloud man, it's not that great.  Why do people think it's great?

You know what it gives you?  Less self determination on when to adopt updates, less (zero) customizations, and lifetime commitment to license fees with your provider and a complete relinquishment of all buyer power against them....and a return to a life of "work arounds" in an ever increasing sea of MS Excel and Access formatting and reformatting to play nice with inflexible Cloud integrations.  Oh, and I forgot to mention an exceptionally more hackable environment.

What do you get?  The ability to simplify the Sys Admin function and cut some FTE's, and the ability to trade down on developer expertise from pricey ERP guys to Excel macro-do-it-yourselfers.


Worth it?


Only if you believe that your business is actually pretty simple and that your competitors (or a software company) can easily replicate your most critical back office business functions and make them repeatable for other businesses that have no font office functions in common with yours. 

If you think your back office is no better/different than anyone else, and you want to fire IT guys, and commit now to a realistically irrevocable cost stream to your software company, then warm up the cloud mother fuckers.



Every single point in this post is inaccurate.

Nope.  Also, Says the guy with mumped GL's.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 26, 2015, 08:07:10 AM



Every single point in this post is inaccurate.

Seriously though, Saul, I am curious where you are gathering your information.  Because my conclusions are based on my own eyes and ears when observing these very things at real ERP customers.

I am not talking about trinket software in the cloud or Microsoft Office.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 26, 2015, 08:14:25 AM



Every single point in this post is inaccurate.

Seriously though, Saul, I am curious where you are gathering your information.  Because my conclusions are based on my own eyes and ears when observing these very things at real ERP customers.

I am not talking about trinket software in the cloud or Microsoft Office.
I'm more talking about trinket software and Microsoft Office. And even hybrid cloud deployments w/ other functions and workloads moving to the cloud. I don't know of many companies that are the best at what they do because their IT department is awesome.

And customizing and putting off updates is one of the main reasons so many ERP platforms are mumped to begin with.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 26, 2015, 08:36:43 AM




Every single point in this post is inaccurate.

Seriously though, Saul, I am curious where you are gathering your information.  Because my conclusions are based on my own eyes and ears when observing these very things at real ERP customers.

I am not talking about trinket software in the cloud or Microsoft Office.
I'm more talking about trinket software and Microsoft Office. And even hybrid cloud deployments w/ other functions and workloads moving to the cloud. I don't know of many companies that are the best at what they do because their IT department is awesome.

And customizing and putting off updates is one of the main reasons so many ERP platforms are mumped to begin with.

OK, that's helpful to know.

For really large companies (I'm talking $Billions in Rev on up), their ERP systems merely reflect the complex requirements of their complex businesses.  Customizing wasn't merely some luxurious half baked idea, it was critical to be able to process their volumes with an acceptable level of accuracy.

I've seen the "work arounds" to avoid customizations at places like this, and they involve about a million spreadsheets and a CFO who has 20 different people yapping at him with 20 different reports who each have a different version of the "truth."

 A Cloud based ERP package can work well for a smaller firm, or many professional service companies for example  (law firms, brokerage, consulting) or companies with very sophisticated front office systems that merely need to jam the GL results into the ERP (but then you are just trading one complex system for the other).

There is a hybrid model, where updates are pushed and queued and the customer gets to selectively adopt them when the timing is right for their own internal retrofit, testing and QA work.
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 26, 2015, 08:47:45 AM
I mean, I say that, but the clear momentum in the market is to cloud.

Software companies are bonusing sales guys 3x to 7x more to sell cloud offerings vs traditional on premise alternatives.  These is because the revenue is stickier, and Wall Street loves it.

I know many companies who opted out of big ERP support years ago, and hired smaller outfits to give them a skeleton support service.  This scares the crap out of big ERP companies.  You can't do that with a cloud package...you stop paying and they shut your access down.

If you want to get into the software biz, my advice would be to either learn to develop on SAP, or be a functional Cloud guy....those will be the best jobs going forward
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on April 26, 2015, 09:16:16 AM
I installed wordpress on a website once.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 26, 2015, 11:11:06 AM
Pete knows his crap
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Pete on April 26, 2015, 11:56:51 AM
OR, hospital EMR systems.  Go take a any job you can get where you learn either Epic or Cerner. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 26, 2015, 04:21:25 PM
OR, hospital EMR systems.  Go take a any job you can get where you learn either Epic or Cerner.
One of my friends parents is the head EMR guy at wesley in ICT makes pretty good money.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on April 26, 2015, 10:31:06 PM
Oh the Cloud...
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 26, 2015, 10:57:15 PM
been load testing a site i have been working on with this you guys and it works really well

loader.io (https://loader.io/)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 27, 2015, 07:11:00 AM
been load testing a site i have been working on with this you guys and it works really well

loader.io (https://loader.io/)
Pretty sweet site.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 27, 2015, 07:56:43 AM
Guys.  I was gonna come in here and start buzzwording.sql my ass off.  But truth is I'm a network guy and we only have one stack.   :cry:
Being a network guy is really great huh?

"Hey, is the network having problems?"

"Nope"

 :)

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 02, 2015, 12:47:39 PM
i have always used safari on my phone because I couldn't find any better browser. I found one called Mercury a while back and it was awesome but was kind of buggy and crashes a bunch. they came out with a new update like a week ago and fixed everything, I'm never going back to Safari.

also don't pay for it, the $.99 and free one are the exact same thing I think
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on May 02, 2015, 12:52:17 PM
never heard of chrome i guess
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 02, 2015, 12:53:52 PM
chrome is #1 for a computer, but not for a phone
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on May 02, 2015, 12:54:43 PM
says the only person that has browser issues on their phone
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 02, 2015, 12:56:50 PM
 :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: 8manpick on May 05, 2015, 08:32:19 AM
Anyone use Tableau?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on May 05, 2015, 08:39:32 AM
No
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on May 05, 2015, 08:41:04 AM
Neau
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 05, 2015, 10:06:11 AM
WTF is this Google Maps "Lite Mode" that just started showing up when I go to Google Maps?

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on May 05, 2015, 10:54:43 PM
chrome is #1 for a computer, but not for a phone
Unless you have android.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 15, 2015, 02:06:17 PM
https://www.wireshark.org/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 17, 2015, 07:41:42 PM
https://www.wireshark.org/

so this doesn't work on yosemite unless you go through a stupid amount of modifications, which i dont want to do.  anyone used this on a VM, and if so, how did you access your wifi network from inside the VM OS?

right now its just giving me the virtual ethernet connection from inside the VM, but not the whole network.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 18, 2015, 08:27:38 PM
thanks for all the suggestions you guys, i got it figured out  :thumbs:

currently downloading kali linux, anyone used it before?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 18, 2015, 10:27:27 PM
Wireshark never lies
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 18, 2015, 10:32:45 PM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/ItAmGFb0uiZz2/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 21, 2015, 11:38:01 AM
Is there an app or tool that you can use to draw a path on a map and have it tell you the distance in the path?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on May 21, 2015, 12:30:54 PM
thanks for all the suggestions you guys, i got it figured out  :thumbs:

currently downloading kali linux, anyone used it before?
Yes its easy to get used to. Fun to mess with once you learn the ropes
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on May 30, 2015, 03:20:22 PM
so probably everyone knows about this but I just downloaded Duet Display for my ipad and my life has gotten significantly better. it makes my ipad a second monitor for my macbook. it's great guys.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 30, 2015, 08:53:44 PM
had never heard of that, pretty cool

you do know you can have as many desktops as you want on your Mac right? the only reason I ask is that's a tiny extra screen
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on May 31, 2015, 12:51:54 AM
I have no idea what that means TBT
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: bones129 on May 31, 2015, 12:56:16 AM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 31, 2015, 12:57:39 AM
Do a 2 finger swipe on the trackpad(left or right) it's the same screen but includes whatever you want.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 31, 2015, 12:59:28 AM
also, when you do a 2-finger double tap on the trackpad, it shows what desktop you want. Just move the mouse to the far right, unlimited desktops
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on May 31, 2015, 11:50:09 AM
lol
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 31, 2015, 12:25:29 PM
 :tongue:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on June 01, 2015, 09:23:17 AM
Wireshark never lies

Wireshark is my go to.  Nothing tells a system admin "It's not a networking issue, it's a server issue" like a .pcap.   
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 01, 2015, 09:37:37 AM
Windows 10 will be available July 29
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on June 01, 2015, 10:08:47 AM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/ItAmGFb0uiZz2/giphy.gif)


http://www.ponyos.org/ (http://www.ponyos.org/)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 01, 2015, 10:58:37 AM
(http://media.giphy.com/media/ItAmGFb0uiZz2/giphy.gif)


http://www.ponyos.org/ (http://www.ponyos.org/)

what in the world  :confused:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 24, 2015, 08:32:20 PM
just read a bunch of stuff on iOS 9 and El Capitan, and im pretty excited for them to come out later this year.  the split app view for iPad and Macbook looks awesome, and notes may actually be useful now.  i still wont use apple maps but at least it looks like they are at least making it respectable now. PIP also looks pretty cool, I imagine its gonna be basically identical to what the youtube app does currently. obviously making everything faster is always a plus and im pretty jacked about a swift upgrade.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on June 25, 2015, 10:27:06 PM
What do you guys think of Angular JS?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 25, 2015, 11:06:44 PM
syntax is a little weird but it's pretty powerful if you figure it out. should get a lot more use in the next couple of years imo
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on June 26, 2015, 09:58:14 PM
syntax is a little weird but it's pretty powerful if you figure it out. should get a lot more use in the next couple of years imo
I've built two applications with it and I just think it's the beez neez.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 28, 2015, 09:41:48 PM
just read a bunch of stuff on iOS 9 and El Capitan, and im pretty excited for them to come out later this year.  the split app view for iPad and Macbook looks awesome, and notes may actually be useful now.  i still wont use apple maps but at least it looks like they are at least making it respectable now. PIP also looks pretty cool, I imagine its gonna be basically identical to what the youtube app does currently. obviously making everything faster is always a plus and im pretty jacked about a swift upgrade.

i read a bunch of stuff about iOS but i finally got a chance to watch the keynote for OSX and iOS, and the app i am probably most excited about is News, holy crap you guys.  i already read a crap ton of articles a day, this will feed my habit to the max  :excited:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 28, 2015, 09:43:22 PM
syntax is a little weird but it's pretty powerful if you figure it out. should get a lot more use in the next couple of years imo
I've built two applications with it and I just think it's the beez neez.

i have only dabbled in it a bit, but it looks awesome, just imagine if website design(html) had been built like this to begin with  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 28, 2015, 10:00:29 PM
just read a bunch of stuff on iOS 9 and El Capitan, and im pretty excited for them to come out later this year.  the split app view for iPad and Macbook looks awesome, and notes may actually be useful now.  i still wont use apple maps but at least it looks like they are at least making it respectable now. PIP also looks pretty cool, I imagine its gonna be basically identical to what the youtube app does currently. obviously making everything faster is always a plus and im pretty jacked about a swift upgrade.

i read a bunch of stuff about iOS but i finally got a chance to watch the keynote for OSX and iOS, and the app i am probably most excited about is News, holy crap you guys.  i already read a crap ton of articles a day, this will feed my habit to the max  :excited:

best feature, open source Swift. wow.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 03, 2015, 10:03:27 AM
the iOS 8.4 update gives you apple music, but disables home sharing. so if you like home sharing don't update your iPhone/iPad
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 07, 2015, 08:00:40 AM
How do I unzip a RAR file? Is there a free version of WinZip that I can use?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 07, 2015, 08:10:15 AM
How do I unzip a RAR file? Is there a free version of WinZip that I can use?

yeah http://winzip.com/win/en/index.htm
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 07, 2015, 08:20:43 AM
How do I unzip a RAR file? Is there a free version of WinZip that I can use?

yeah http://winzip.com/win/en/index.htm

:thumbs:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on July 07, 2015, 10:04:59 AM
http://rarlabs.com/ You can use the pay version forever, it uses the honor system.

Or 7zip http://www.7-zip.org/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 07, 2015, 10:05:39 AM
Why would someone zip 2 files that total 3KB?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 07, 2015, 11:08:30 AM
because they are a dumbass probably
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on July 07, 2015, 03:37:15 PM
Zip protocols come with build in checksums... So if there was an error downloading your file and it didn't copy exactly as it should, and it was very important that every one of those 3k bytes be correct as in the case of a license file, a zip file would help ensure the expected behavior.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 07, 2015, 03:42:01 PM
Zip protocols come with build in checksums... So if there was an error downloading your file and it didn't copy exactly as it should, and it was very important that every one of those 3k bytes be correct as in the case of a license file, a zip file would help ensure the expected behavior.

It was a license file!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on July 07, 2015, 03:52:44 PM
because they are a dumbass probably

Check out Stevedave Jobs over here! :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 07, 2015, 04:01:31 PM
because they are a dumbass probably

Check out Stevedave Jobs over here! :lol:

i watched the one with Ashton Kutcher in it last night  :D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 09, 2015, 11:53:05 AM
How do you hack and take over someone's twitter account? TIA
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Matt Mckee on July 09, 2015, 12:26:00 PM
This thread feels like a super boring episode of Halt and Catch Fire.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 09, 2015, 12:33:17 PM
How do you hack and take over someone's twitter account? TIA

you really want that @mrsgooch Twitter handle don't you
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 09, 2015, 12:43:19 PM
How do you hack and take over someone's twitter account? TIA

you really want that @mrsgooch Twitter handle don't you

Yes, someone needs to make it happen.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 09, 2015, 03:03:01 PM
http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php

Type one of your passwords in that, then google the resulting hash.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on July 09, 2015, 03:09:09 PM
http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php

Type one of your passwords in that, then google the resulting hash.

no results
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Catchacold on July 09, 2015, 03:09:52 PM
Quote
Your search - 05c15ea0733dfd8812779c0e68cdb39e - did not match any documents.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 09, 2015, 03:09:58 PM
http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php

Type one of your passwords in that, then google the resulting hash.

no results

Saul has your password now.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on July 09, 2015, 03:10:51 PM
I entered a password that is not my password. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on July 09, 2015, 05:26:10 PM
I think that thing is just collecting passwords
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 10, 2015, 07:04:41 AM
phishing scams are so fun  :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 28, 2015, 01:45:44 PM
windows 10 comes out at Midnight ET tonight, from everything I have read and used on the tech preview, it looks awesome. is closer to windows 7 than 8(THANK GOD) and takes the few good things that 8 had and incorporates them well. Im excited you guys

plus it's free  :Woot:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 28, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
windows 10 comes out at Midnight ET tonight, from everything I have read and used on the tech preview, it looks awesome. is closer to windows 7 than 8(THANK GOD) and takes the few good things that 8 had and incorporates them well. Im excited you guys

plus it's free  :Woot:

Yeah, what do I need to do to get it for free?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 28, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
windows 10 comes out at Midnight ET tonight, from everything I have read and used on the tech preview, it looks awesome. is closer to windows 7 than 8(THANK GOD) and takes the few good things that 8 had and incorporates them well. Im excited you guys

plus it's free  :Woot:

Yeah, what do I need to do to get it for free?

just have any version of windows except for vista on your computer, you have a full year to upgrade for free.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on July 28, 2015, 03:04:22 PM
*legal version

I need to revert my desktop back to my legal copy of 7 tonight for this reason
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 28, 2015, 03:22:00 PM
it comes out tonight but it's probably got a super long wait list, I'm assuming it will be a day or two before downloads start for anyone just signing up, but probably a lot longer.

gonna get one of my VM's signed up tonight when I get home. if you can wait a couple weeks it will probably be better if you want most of the major bugs to be worked out already. these first couple weeks should be interesting
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on July 28, 2015, 07:04:55 PM
What specs do I need to run windows 10 optimally TBT?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on July 28, 2015, 07:08:11 PM
i signed up on my laptop like 3 months ago
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 28, 2015, 07:20:57 PM
What specs do I need to run windows 10 optimally TBT?

the way it was built, if your computer runs fine on windows 7 or 8, it will run fine on 10.  the hardware minimums for 10 are the exact same as for windows 7 & 8.  which is pretty crazy that they have added a ton of functionality and features, without required hardware performance, which is part of why they are giving free upgrades.  also because they have terrible software migrations compared to apple
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 28, 2015, 07:24:37 PM
i signed up on my laptop like 3 months ago

well yours should be a lot quicker than mine.  i just realized i have like 700MB's of updates that i forgot to do first  :blank:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on July 28, 2015, 07:43:11 PM
What specs do I need to run windows 10 optimally TBT?

the way it was built, if your computer runs fine on windows 7 or 8, it will run fine on 10.  the hardware minimums for 10 are the exact same as for windows 7 & 8.  which is pretty crazy that they have added a ton of functionality and features, without required hardware performance, which is part of why they are giving free upgrades.  also because they have terrible software migrations compared to apple

that is cool, thanks.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 29, 2015, 01:04:35 PM
http://gizmodo.com/new-3d-xpoint-storage-will-be-1-000-times-faster-than-c-1720800564
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: CNS on July 29, 2015, 01:08:05 PM
*legal version

I need to revert my desktop back to my legal copy of 7 tonight for this reason

I heard a while back that they would be upgrading for free even to those on pirated versions.   :dunno:

It was their way of finding out who has it to better control piracy of Windows in the future, or something. 

Whenever I hear that a super big company is doing something big for free, it makes me think that Microsoft found some super vulnerability or something and think it would be more cost effective to do this for free than to have something major happen and have them get pinned as liable.  I am normally a realist, rather than pessimist, believe it or not.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on July 29, 2015, 03:31:34 PM
I don't have a pirated version, I just lost my key.   I do have my key for win7 tho.  #ethics
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on July 29, 2015, 03:39:05 PM
*legal version

I need to revert my desktop back to my legal copy of 7 tonight for this reason

I heard a while back that they would be upgrading for free even to those on pirated versions.   :dunno:

It was their way of finding out who has it to better control piracy of Windows in the future, or something. 

Whenever I hear that a super big company is doing something big for free, it makes me think that Microsoft found some super vulnerability or something and think it would be more cost effective to do this for free than to have something major happen and have them get pinned as liable.  I am normally a realist, rather than pessimist, believe it or not.

I was just reading about this today.  If you have a invalid licensed windows 7, you'll just end up with a invalid licensed windows 10.  I have quite a few good spec'd XP machines that could easily run 7 (and therefor 10) and thought about upgrading them all on the same 7 license, just to see what happens when i upgrade them all to 10.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on July 29, 2015, 04:38:46 PM
Almost all of the software I use at work is not compatible with the new version of windows...so #nope.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on July 29, 2015, 08:29:46 PM
Hey so idk if there is a network thread but do any of you use VPN at home and if so can you tell me how you guys got your info on how to set it up or what to do.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 29, 2015, 08:34:25 PM
are you trying to remote into your work computer or campus or what?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 29, 2015, 08:37:18 PM
Almost all of the software I use at work is not compatible with the new version of windows...so #nope.

yeah, it just came out last night

(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-54486-yeah-were-in-the-rockies-gif-I-FkwL.gif)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on July 29, 2015, 08:38:26 PM
are you trying to remote into your work computer or campus or what?
Trying to by pass mlb.tv's area jammer.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 29, 2015, 08:40:33 PM
why not just go the easy route

http://cricfree.me/baseball
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 30, 2015, 08:31:04 PM
 :excited:

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Screenshot%202015-07-30%2020.28.06_zpsl642mnql.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on July 30, 2015, 08:50:09 PM
I installed it yday. I like it, so far.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on July 30, 2015, 08:57:21 PM
Almost all of the software I use at work is not compatible with the new version of windows...so #nope.

yeah, it just came out last night

(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-54486-yeah-were-in-the-rockies-gif-I-FkwL.gif)

:dubious:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 30, 2015, 10:01:56 PM
IT'S INSTALLING YOU GUYS  :excited:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on July 30, 2015, 10:10:31 PM
I'm in love with the new pcmatic commercial.

"That's a threat to you, me, and the U S A."
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 30, 2015, 10:15:56 PM
its not even 20% done installing and it already knows me so well!

i mean look at that background  :love: :love: :love:

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Screenshot%202015-07-30%2022.12.46_zps3rprz6ho.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on July 31, 2015, 07:38:30 AM
I setup a new windows 7 install yesterday, and after 200 "important upgrades" I haven't got the upgrade box to appear yet.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on July 31, 2015, 07:48:44 AM
I setup a new windows 7 install yesterday, and after 200 "important upgrades" I haven't got the upgrade box to appear yet.

(http://geekmotoring.com/files/2015/03/Rob-Cheng2-215x165.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 31, 2015, 09:12:12 AM
do you have Windows 7 with SP 1? you have to have it and it has to be completely up to date

I had to do like 1.25GB worth of updates before it finally showed up for me
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 31, 2015, 09:18:13 AM
I setup a new windows 7 install yesterday, and after 200 "important upgrades" I haven't got the upgrade box to appear yet.

(http://geekmotoring.com/files/2015/03/Rob-Cheng2-215x165.png)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on July 31, 2015, 11:31:01 AM
3 or 4 more update/restart cycles

realizing I never authenticated windows

2 more update/restarts.....

and finally reserved the upgrade.

now I assume I'll wait for weeks to get the actual upgrade since i'm so late to the party on this machine.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on July 31, 2015, 11:34:50 AM
3 or 4 more update/restart cycles

realizing I never authenticated windows

2 more update/restarts.....

and finally reserved the upgrade.

now I assume I'll wait for weeks to get the actual upgrade since i'm so late to the party on this machine.


idk if this still works.

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-upgrade-not-showing-yet-heres-how-manually-trigger-update
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on July 31, 2015, 11:36:01 AM
I don't like the apple v. pc debate because both are good at some things and each are better for certain types of people but my macbook pro upgraded to the new Yosemite beta is and it's super fast and easy and I didn't have to deal with all of that and it was good.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 31, 2015, 01:10:04 PM
3 or 4 more update/restart cycles

realizing I never authenticated windows

2 more update/restarts.....

and finally reserved the upgrade.

now I assume I'll wait for weeks to get the actual upgrade since i'm so late to the party on this machine.

download whichever version(32 or 64-bit, 97% sure you have 64-bit) corresponds to your system

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on July 31, 2015, 01:14:53 PM
3 or 4 more update/restart cycles

realizing I never authenticated windows

2 more update/restarts.....

and finally reserved the upgrade.

now I assume I'll wait for weeks to get the actual upgrade since i'm so late to the party on this machine.

download whichever version(32 or 64-bit, 97% sure you have 64-bit) corresponds to your system

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Sadly it's a 32 bit machine.  a leftover from when we replaced all our XP machines with 7 machines.  At least this one has decent specs.

But i'll take a look at that.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 31, 2015, 01:17:07 PM
3 or 4 more update/restart cycles

realizing I never authenticated windows

2 more update/restarts.....

and finally reserved the upgrade.

now I assume I'll wait for weeks to get the actual upgrade since i'm so late to the party on this machine.

download whichever version(32 or 64-bit, 97% sure you have 64-bit) corresponds to your system

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Sadly it's a 32 bit machine.  a leftover from when we replaced all our XP machines with 7 machines.  At least this one has decent specs.

But i'll take a look at that.

gotcha. should work the exact same as the 64 I would assume
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on July 31, 2015, 01:19:53 PM
3 or 4 more update/restart cycles

realizing I never authenticated windows

2 more update/restarts.....

and finally reserved the upgrade.

now I assume I'll wait for weeks to get the actual upgrade since i'm so late to the party on this machine.

download whichever version(32 or 64-bit, 97% sure you have 64-bit) corresponds to your system

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Sadly it's a 32 bit machine.  a leftover from when we replaced all our XP machines with 7 machines.  At least this one has decent specs.

But i'll take a look at that.

gotcha. should work the exact same as the 64 I would assume

Actually let me create an install usb drive that will handle both 32 and 64bit.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on July 31, 2015, 04:17:21 PM
I used that instant upgrade tool, it worked fine.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 01, 2015, 10:52:41 PM
windows 10 is checking my iphone and uploading pics from it.  hmmmmmmmm,  this combined with the wifi sharing passwords thing i'm not particularly fond of
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 02, 2015, 06:54:39 PM
windows 10 is checking my iphone and uploading pics from it.  hmmmmmmmm,  this combined with the wifi sharing passwords thing i'm not particularly fond of

Yeah I read that people hate it because it is spying on them (well I didn't really read the whole article).

It is like in Kingsmen when Samuel L. Jackson made everyone kill each other by using the free phone service he had given the whole world.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on August 02, 2015, 07:52:05 PM
I want nothing to do with Win10 on my work pc and have never reserved anything... but that hasn't stopped it from trying. Biggest issue is we have over 100 PCs on pretty limited bandwidth, so this should be fun to deal with tomorrow.

(http://i.imgur.com/eDJwOrh.jpg)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 02, 2015, 10:49:36 PM
lol
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on August 03, 2015, 12:04:04 PM
I reseved an upgrade the eve of the launch, got notified yesterday I could download.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 03, 2015, 08:43:03 PM
youtube's new video player looks like a billion times better than the other one.  just came out today after a quick 'ogle search
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 11, 2015, 02:18:05 PM
Does anyone here use Windows Powershell? Am I going to have to get an old version to be able to run on Windows XP? Is that even possible?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on August 11, 2015, 03:09:39 PM
i think you can slap powershell 2.0 on xp sp3 (i've never used it on anything pre-server 2008ish, tho)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968929 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968929)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 11, 2015, 03:42:52 PM
i think you can slap powershell 2.0 on xp sp3 (i've never used it on anything pre-server 2008ish, tho)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968929 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968929)

I only have SP2.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on August 11, 2015, 03:55:30 PM
I only have SP2.  :facepalm:

i think you can run OG powershell 1.0 on that, dunno the complexity / requirements / age of the scripts you're working with though

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7217 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7217)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on August 11, 2015, 07:26:52 PM
Frau Gooch, you're playing with fire running an out of support OS like XP.    :ohno:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 11, 2015, 07:40:32 PM
after almost a year and a half that thing is probably crawling with stuff
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 11, 2015, 10:00:55 PM
Frau Gooch, you're playing with fire running an out of support OS like XP.    :ohno:

It's my work computer.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on August 11, 2015, 11:52:06 PM
Frau Gooch, you're playing with fire running an out of support OS like XP.    :ohno:

It's my work computer.
As and IT professional and  :kstategrad: i'd advise you to explain to your pursestrings the importance of business critical processes to be on supported interfaces.  Your XP machine gets an "I <3 U" worm and checks stop going out they'll wish they had.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on August 12, 2015, 12:20:25 AM
do whatever you want
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 12, 2015, 08:23:56 AM
http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/11/checking-in-on-windows-10/#.v3qvz5:O1ht
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 12, 2015, 08:54:19 AM
I haven't upgraded yet....

I want to know what changes this "free" upgrade is getting me....

I read that Solitaire is no longer free as it has been since the beginning of Windows. In Windows 10, the free version of Solitaire is ad based and to get rid of the ads you have to pay. Now I don't really care too much about Solitaire, but what other stuff am I going to have to pay for that I can use for free in Windows 8.1 currently?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 12, 2015, 10:03:02 AM
it's a full version of windows, Microsoft wants as much OS migration as they can so they can develop more applications and attract developers back.  it's not like a trial version with limited functionality, it's just the first time windows has given an OS upgrade in this model, it's the same as the OSX upgrades for Mac

as far as free games and stuff idk, you will probably have to search for the specific games or applications to figure out which ones have changed. I haven't looked to see if there is a master list or anything
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 12, 2015, 07:09:39 PM
usb 3.0 is just incredible you guys, about 20GB of software transferred in about 4 minutes. wow.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 12, 2015, 09:50:06 PM
Does anyone here use Windows Powershell? Am I going to have to get an old version to be able to run on Windows XP? Is that even possible?
Why on earth
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 13, 2015, 10:21:55 AM
Does anyone here use Windows Powershell? Am I going to have to get an old version to be able to run on Windows XP? Is that even possible?
Why on earth

Why am I using Powershell or why do I have Windows XP?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on August 13, 2015, 10:40:59 AM
usb 3.0 is just incredible you guys, about 20GB of software transferred in about 4 minutes. wow.

Agreed, a nightly 4+ hour backup has been reduced to 45 minutes by switching to USB 3.0
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on August 13, 2015, 11:34:05 AM
USB 3.0 has been out for a long time guys
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 13, 2015, 08:23:02 PM
Does anyone here use Windows Powershell? Am I going to have to get an old version to be able to run on Windows XP? Is that even possible?
Why on earth

Why am I using Powershell or why do I have Windows XP?
Yeah - what could you possibly using powershell for?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 13, 2015, 09:01:58 PM
We are using it to write some pretty simple scripts. Mostly I need to be able to run these scripts and the guy who is writing them decided to use Powershell. But also I am going to write some of my own but it has been forever since I actually did any of that..... and the guys that know more than me suggested to use Powershell.   :dunno: The only programming language I have ever really used is Fortran.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 13, 2015, 09:07:15 PM
Fortran huh
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 13, 2015, 09:15:52 PM
Fortran huh

I'm old..... Not as old as dobber though.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on August 13, 2015, 09:19:16 PM
Got dobbers ass!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 14, 2015, 09:24:50 AM
 :surprised:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-unveils-biggest-hard-drive-ever-made-10455856.html
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 14, 2015, 09:44:57 AM
:surprised:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-unveils-biggest-hard-drive-ever-made-10455856.html

$5000 for a 16TB hard drive when I could buy 16 1TB hard drives for $1000.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 14, 2015, 09:46:32 AM
yeah, and they would be 10% as fast
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on August 14, 2015, 10:53:32 AM
I haven't upgraded yet....

I want to know what changes this "free" upgrade is getting me....

I read that Solitaire is no longer free as it has been since the beginning of Windows. In Windows 10, the free version of Solitaire is ad based and to get rid of the ads you have to pay. Now I don't really care too much about Solitaire, but what other stuff am I going to have to pay for that I can use for free in Windows 8.1 currently?

 :cyclist:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 14, 2015, 10:58:10 AM
I haven't upgraded yet....

I want to know what changes this "free" upgrade is getting me....

I read that Solitaire is no longer free as it has been since the beginning of Windows. In Windows 10, the free version of Solitaire is ad based and to get rid of the ads you have to pay. Now I don't really care too much about Solitaire, but what other stuff am I going to have to pay for that I can use for free in Windows 8.1 currently?

 :cyclist:

Did you read the part where I said I don't really care about Solitaire but I wonder what other things this principle is going to be applied to????
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 14, 2015, 12:37:48 PM
We are using it to write some pretty simple scripts. Mostly I need to be able to run these scripts and the guy who is writing them decided to use Powershell. But also I am going to write some of my own but it has been forever since I actually did any of that..... and the guys that know more than me suggested to use Powershell.   :dunno: The only programming language I have ever really used is Fortran.
Windows 8 and higher have the built in ISE that makes Powershell pretty easy.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 14, 2015, 01:17:56 PM
well if the computer didnt have XP and had something more recent that would be an elegant solution, saul
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 14, 2015, 01:29:10 PM
well if the computer didnt have XP and had something more recent that would be an elegant solution, saul
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 14, 2015, 02:03:51 PM
Better get purchasing on the line, request a "new tower"
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 14, 2015, 02:05:39 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on August 14, 2015, 02:21:24 PM
I work for a very small company, so there is no "purchasing". I have to ask the president for anything I need.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on August 14, 2015, 04:17:17 PM
Fortran baby!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 14, 2015, 04:19:33 PM
I'm anxiously waiting for the questions about cobol
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on August 17, 2015, 10:34:10 AM
:surprised:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-unveils-biggest-hard-drive-ever-made-10455856.html

$5000 for a 16TB hard drive when I could buy 16 1TB hard drives for $1000.

That would be one monster of an enclosure.

edited to add:

(http://www.rubbermonkey.co.nz/ProductImage/Large/11957.jpg)

I take that back.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 19, 2015, 01:07:53 PM
i have parallels 10 and its awesome, i also have vmware fusion 7 and i do prefer parallels over it.  parallels 11 came out today and it looks awesome.

http://www.parallels.com/

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/08/19/hey-cortana/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on August 19, 2015, 10:50:26 PM
Im trying to download the new kali linux and it is taking forever.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 20, 2015, 09:52:18 AM
internet of things
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 01, 2015, 04:15:23 PM
I've been thinking about writing something like this for over a year, damnit

Giffiti - Put animated stickers and GIFs on your photos by Celebrate, Inc.
https://appsto.re/us/pe9t9.i
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on September 01, 2015, 09:26:36 PM
Tbt you really love the crap out of software. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 01, 2015, 09:40:51 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2015, 10:15:23 AM
i have always used safari on my phone because I couldn't find any better browser. I found one called Mercury a while back and it was awesome but was kind of buggy and crashes a bunch. they came out with a new update like a week ago and fixed everything, I'm never going back to Safari.

also don't pay for it, the $.99 and free one are the exact same thing I think

i think safari is going to include ad blocking in ios 9
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on September 02, 2015, 10:18:04 AM
Fortran baby!

Professor Bissey?? 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 02, 2015, 06:56:55 PM
i found a bug in windows 10 you guys and its about the stupidest rough ridin' thing in the whole world  :bang:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 02, 2015, 07:36:28 PM
found a workaround for it but just believe me guys, this is a very stupid thing that needs to be fixed
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on September 02, 2015, 08:14:44 PM
the anticipation is killing everyone, tbt. TELL US.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 02, 2015, 08:28:50 PM
well alright.

so this was with 2 pieces of software that microsoft makes(visual studio and office) and im sure it will happen with other software that use .MSI or their built in installer.  if the installer fails for whatever reason, after it fails, instead of stopping the actual installer executable in the background, they keep running.  the way windows is set up you can only have 2 install/uninstaller executable's running at the same time.

so if 2 installers fail, you can't install or uninstall anything because there are already 2 of them running.  well there is a program that will help aleviate this issue, but if the installers are already running, it won't work.  in previous versions of windows just restarting your computer usually stopped one of the executable installers, or turning them off as autoruns when you boot.

well the bug is it doesnt work that way and you have to manually stop those executable's from running, or you will never be able to install/uninstall anything else.  its a stupid bug and needs to be fixed pronto.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2015, 08:48:36 PM
sorry software n00b, that's not a bug, it's intentionally built to perform like that to avoid free space errors on the hdd system partition
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 02, 2015, 09:03:17 PM
we dont live in the MB hdd world anymore clams, we havent for a long time, we play in the GB and TB world now.  free space errors because my page file is bigger than the capacity of my hdd is a thing of the past.  and frankly has nothing to do with this bug.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Catchacold on September 02, 2015, 09:04:36 PM
zombies
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2015, 09:53:18 PM
we dont live in the MB hdd world anymore clams, we havent for a long time, we play in the GB and TB world now.  free space errors because my page file is bigger than the capacity of my hdd is a thing of the past.  and frankly has nothing to do with this bug.

lol you know absolutely nothing about software.  hilarious and cute and sad all at the same time.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 02, 2015, 09:55:11 PM
 :blah:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 16, 2015, 09:32:26 AM
iOS 9 comes out at noon CST today you guys  :Woohoo:

prepare for the worlds Internet to be slower today
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 16, 2015, 12:34:06 PM
 :cool:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on September 16, 2015, 12:39:19 PM
Quote from:  about 40 separate emails from IT
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU STILL WANT YOUR WORK EMAIL AND OTHER STUFF TO WORK ON IT! WE HAVEN'T DECIDED IF WE LIKE IT YET!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 16, 2015, 12:46:47 PM
my vast cpu knowledge tells me that your IT can't not support one and still support the other, ios 9 vs ios 8
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on September 16, 2015, 02:28:55 PM
Why would my PowerShell not recognize some cmdlets that PowerShell on another machine does? Is there some library that I am missing or something?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 16, 2015, 02:33:40 PM
That's the nerdest God damn post in this thread
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on September 16, 2015, 02:34:06 PM
are they on XP too?  there's different versions and yours only supports an older one
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on September 16, 2015, 02:41:37 PM
That's the nerdest God damn post in this thread

Actually it is probably one of the more simple questions.

are they on XP too?  there's different versions and yours only supports an older one

We are both on XP and both using PowerShell 1.0.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on September 16, 2015, 02:42:07 PM
virus
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on September 16, 2015, 02:42:57 PM
virus

 :dubious:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 16, 2015, 02:46:48 PM
Microsoft quit doing security updates for XP 17 months ago, so yeah, it's a virus
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on September 16, 2015, 02:55:21 PM
Microsoft quit doing security updates for XP 17 months ago, so yeah, it's a virus

So you are telling me that a virus attacked very specific commands within PowerShell which I just installed?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on September 16, 2015, 02:57:03 PM
TBT doesn't know what he's talking about
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on September 16, 2015, 02:57:31 PM
i hope clams has used powershell before
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 16, 2015, 02:59:11 PM
Microsoft quit doing security updates for XP 17 months ago, so yeah, it's a virus

So you are telling me that a virus attacked very specific commands within PowerShell which I just installed?

there is probably a virus you got ~14 months ago that was just dormant and when you installed that it triggered something and now your computer is pretty much part of a bot army
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 16, 2015, 03:01:35 PM
Microsoft quit doing security updates for XP 17 months ago, so yeah, it's a virus

So you are telling me that a virus attacked very specific commands within PowerShell which I just installed?

there is probably a virus you got ~14 months ago that was just dormant and when you installed that it triggered something and now your computer is pretty much part of a bot army

This is nonsense
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on September 16, 2015, 04:21:44 PM
anybody crush some PRs on bench today?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 07, 2015, 07:35:13 PM
Alright you guys, I'm gonna start a series ITT that will be similar to the stadium comparo thread, but for Operating Systems.  Once every couple of weeks, or week, depending on how busy I am, I am going to review a different Operating System.  Based on how it acts and works I'll use it for a few days and give you guys my thoughts on it.  I find them very interesting so maybe someone else will too.  Feel free to add your own too! 

This first one I just got tonight, so I will probably do another update after a few days if I like it.

First up:  CentOS 7        https://www.centos.org/
Hardware setup: Quad core Intel i7, 8GB RAM

After you get everything loaded and installed this is the main landing page.  Just went with the default background.  Apparently this is the first 64-bit distro that they have released, as all previous have been of the 32-bit flavor.  The bottom right corner comes with 4 desktops, didn't mess around with it a lot, but click to cycle through them.  Like many other Linux distros most of the navigation stuff is at the top, but unlike Ubuntu there is no sidebar by default.  With the hardware setup, I thought it would be a little faster than it was.  It wasn't slow by any means, but not as snappy as most clean installs are.

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Cent%20OS%20-%20desktop_zpstsumjbbr.png)

The main file explorer looks a lot like Windows 10, but is also very similar to OS X, granted most of these all look the rough ridin' same.

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Cent%20OS%20-%20file%20explorer_zps6xiybejk.png)

Comes with Firefox as the default browser, as like many other distros.  Has several different programs that it comes with and these are the 'Office' equivalent.  They look kinda sketch, but without having used them yet, I can't judge a book by its cover.

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Cent%20OS%20-%20programs_zpsqo3spdkk.png)

This a program that came with it, called Empathy.  I guess its a instant messaging program, not sure but probably by default it connects to other CentOS users, but as with most open source software, it probably works on everything else too.  Just thought the name was kind of interesting.

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Cent%20OS%20-%20empathy_zpsggeealfh.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on October 07, 2015, 07:42:38 PM
how many fps in tuxracer
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 07, 2015, 07:43:05 PM
BeOS.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on October 15, 2015, 07:37:14 PM
TBT, don't you use the the Linux Lab in Nichols every once in a while? Libre Office is what they have installed on those machines.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2015, 08:10:01 PM

TBT, don't you use the the Linux Lab in Nichols every once in a while? Libre Office is what they have installed on those machines.

not in a while, I honestly have never used them. good old Microsoft word is my go to
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on October 15, 2015, 08:41:18 PM

TBT, don't you use the the Linux Lab in Nichols every once in a while? Libre Office is what they have installed on those machines.


not in a while, I honestly have never used them. good old Microsoft word is my go to

my God, LMAO
the big train? more like the big caveman. lol
why not just use WordPerfect?

n00b
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on October 15, 2015, 08:45:19 PM
I always liked the linux labs in Nichols, best place on campus to get work done and quiet enough no one notices what you have in that Big Sipp...
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2015, 09:04:19 PM

TBT, don't you use the the Linux Lab in Nichols every once in a while? Libre Office is what they have installed on those machines.


not in a while, I honestly have never used them. good old Microsoft word is my go to

my God, LMAO
the big train? more like the big caveman. lol
why not just use WordPerfect?

n00b

seems like it was pretty good before i was born, you must have enjoyed it quite a bit.  the 80's called and they want their 'clams back :lol:

Quote
PC Magazine stated in March 1983 that "WordPerfect is very impressive, a more than full-featured program with a few truly state-of-the-art goodies tucked into the package". It cited WordPerfect's inclusion of mail merge, footnotes, and macros—all missing from WordStar—as well as "virtually every ... feature that one ought to expect from a higher-priced program" including find-and-replace, bold and underline display, and automatic paragraph reflow.[52] BYTE in December 1984 noted the application's built-in print buffer, ability to show bold, underline, and centered text, and extensive math capabilities. It criticized the quality of the spell checker and difficult tab settings, but concluded that "its powerful capabilities far outweigh the problems mentioned".[53] Compute! called WordPerfect "excellent". It especially praised the clean, uncluttered screen and fast spell checker.

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 15, 2015, 09:59:50 PM
teaser: openSUSE is pretty cool so far, layout is a little weird, but holy rough ridin' updates you guys

to be continued....
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on October 15, 2015, 10:56:01 PM

TBT, don't you use the the Linux Lab in Nichols every once in a while? Libre Office is what they have installed on those machines.


not in a while, I honestly have never used them. good old Microsoft word is my go to

my God, LMAO
the big train? more like the big caveman. lol
why not just use WordPerfect?

n00b

seems like it was pretty good before i was born, you must have enjoyed it quite a bit.  the 80's called and they want their 'clams back :lol:

Quote
PC Magazine stated in March 1983 that "WordPerfect is very impressive, a more than full-featured program with a few truly state-of-the-art goodies tucked into the package". It cited WordPerfect's inclusion of mail merge, footnotes, and macros—all missing from WordStar—as well as "virtually every ... feature that one ought to expect from a higher-priced program" including find-and-replace, bold and underline display, and automatic paragraph reflow.[52] BYTE in December 1984 noted the application's built-in print buffer, ability to show bold, underline, and centered text, and extensive math capabilities. It criticized the quality of the spell checker and difficult tab settings, but concluded that "its powerful capabilities far outweigh the problems mentioned".[53] Compute! called WordPerfect "excellent". It especially praised the clean, uncluttered screen and fast spell checker.

 :D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 10, 2015, 09:05:03 PM
clean windows 10 install + full visual studio install with all extensions  :sdeek:

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Screenshot%202015-11-10%2020.43.17_zpsupj13eyu.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on November 10, 2015, 09:07:00 PM
 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 10, 2015, 09:28:13 PM
 :cool:

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/The_Big_Train/Screenshot%202015-11-10%2021.27.14_zpskwgx8h18.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on November 11, 2015, 10:57:56 AM
I was about to ask if you had cleared out the windows.old files yet.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 11, 2015, 01:57:57 PM
I wouldn't need to do that with a clean install
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on November 11, 2015, 02:17:15 PM
I wouldn't need to do that with a clean install

yeah, I kinda missed that part.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 23, 2015, 03:26:37 PM
Welp

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218437-dell-laptops-may-have-a-lenovo-superfish-size-security-problem
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 23, 2015, 03:42:02 PM
Welp

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218437-dell-laptops-may-have-a-lenovo-superfish-size-security-problem
That's not damning in and of itself though.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 23, 2015, 03:57:10 PM

Welp

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218437-dell-laptops-may-have-a-lenovo-superfish-size-security-problem
That's not damning in and of itself though.

I understand that, but like you always say. Virus.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 25, 2015, 08:58:08 PM
Like the CC thread referral links, I too have one, for free web hosting!  PM for deats!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 27, 2015, 10:27:19 AM
Like the CC thread referral links, I too have one, for free web hosting!  PM for deats!
I also have referral links for free web hosting, but they are slightly better than the free web hosting that The Big Train is offering. PM for details!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 27, 2015, 10:29:45 AM
Like the CC thread referral links, I too have one, for free web hosting!  PM for deats!
I also have referral links for free web hosting, but they are slightly better than the free web hosting that The Big Train is offering. PM for details!

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/1397274/mike-gundy-o.gif)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on November 27, 2015, 11:26:34 AM
A couple of blue host millionaires up in here
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 27, 2016, 08:26:43 PM
I haven't backed up one of my computers since mid Oct and this Time Machine backup is 385 GB  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 27, 2016, 08:38:08 PM
I haven't backed up one of my computers since mid Oct and this Time Machine backup is 385 GB  :sdeek:

if you're worried about space on the HDD you can go in and delete older backups
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 27, 2016, 08:42:48 PM
I haven't backed up one of my computers since mid Oct and this Time Machine backup is 385 GB  :sdeek:

if you're worried about space on the HDD you can go in and delete older backups

Yeah I mean I have plenty of room on this specific drive.  Time machine does incremental backups between fulls if you do them regularly.  I just didn't think it would be THAT big/change since my last one.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on February 17, 2016, 09:51:05 PM
Just saw that K-State is removing the Information Systems program from the Computer Science department. This kind of sucks considering that's the degree I graduated with.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on February 17, 2016, 09:55:59 PM
So, like..is my degree worthless now?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 17, 2016, 09:59:13 PM
They are basically just consolidating the 3 degrees they had into just CS.  Long story short they have had IS since the late 90's and it hadn't changed with the times much.  They are gonna focus more on CS degrees with an emphasis in a area, with tracts from like Junior year on. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 17, 2016, 10:01:18 PM
So, like..is my degree worthless now?

Why would it be
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on February 17, 2016, 10:06:45 PM
They are basically just consolidating the 3 degrees they had into just CS.  Long story short they have had IS since the late 90's and it hadn't changed with the times much.  They are gonna focus more on CS degrees with an emphasis in a area, with tracts from like Junior year on.
Ah, this makes more sense. My junior year they changed the format of the IS degree to change with times, as you said, but I guess they decided to not continue. So, with the new CS degrees, they will be able to choose like a Business tract if they want?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 17, 2016, 10:15:18 PM

They are basically just consolidating the 3 degrees they had into just CS.  Long story short they have had IS since the late 90's and it hadn't changed with the times much.  They are gonna focus more on CS degrees with an emphasis in a area, with tracts from like Junior year on.
Ah, this makes more sense. My junior year they changed the format of the IS degree to change with times, as you said, but I guess they decided to not continue. So, with the new CS degrees, they will be able to choose like a Business tract if they want?

Yeah they wanted to have a more defined degree and skill set for new graduates.  Last I heard they wanted to have like 8-12 different tracts ranging from cyber-security to business to sys admin to software engineering etc.

This spring was the last semester they were accepting new IS students and fall would enforce the change.  If you are currently in IS or joined this spring nothing would change, and they will spend next 4 years getting you through.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 01, 2016, 11:13:05 PM
be careful what you wish for, users  :lol:

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/battle-between-one-rebellious-coder-and-software-developer-almost-broke-internet
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: mocat on April 02, 2016, 12:04:27 AM
Tbt, this is your thread,  and i have to tell you, it sort of sucks
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 02, 2016, 12:05:38 AM
well when nobody else is willing or can speak the lingo, thats what happens  :frown:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: chum1 on April 02, 2016, 11:45:46 AM
I think companies using npm is an interesting issue, but I'm guessing no one else does for the same reasons I do.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 15, 2016, 01:25:37 PM
I thought about getting the top of the line one but after this review I'll just wait for the new MacBook Pro

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 17, 2016, 07:42:42 AM
An IPv4 address walks in to a bar and tells the bartender "I need a Cidr, I'm exhausted!"
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Panjandrum on April 18, 2016, 12:55:35 AM
I thought about getting the top of the line one but after this review I'll just wait for the new MacBook Pro


I've ordered the business version (Dell 5510).  I should get it in a couple of weeks.

I'm pretty stoked.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 18, 2016, 07:22:25 AM
I thought about getting the top of the line one but after this review I'll just wait for the new MacBook Pro


I've ordered the business version (Dell 5510).  I should get it in a couple of weeks.

I'm pretty stoked.

Should be a good laptop.  If I'm gonna spend close to 3k on a laptop I want it to have everything I want, and the new MacBook Pro's coming out this summer are going to have it.

What configuration(RAM, SSD size etc) of the XPS did you get?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Panjandrum on April 19, 2016, 09:22:33 AM
15.6" screen
2.7GHz i7 Skylake
32 GB RAM
512 GB PCIe SSD
1920x1080 screen
Nvidia® Quadro M1000M w/2GB GDDR5

I was a little disappointed with the resolution, but I didn't really want to go up a level for touch screen.  I'm not a fan of that for some reason.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2016, 09:29:51 AM
:drool:

Sounds like a monster, better get a spare battery if you plan to be away from a charger for awhile.  The fact you have to have a touchscreen to get the best display is so stupid.  There's like 2 things in all of Windows 10 you would use it for.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Panjandrum on April 19, 2016, 09:31:07 AM
:drool:

Sounds like a monster, better get a spare battery if you plan to be away from a charger for awhile.  The fact you have to have a touchscreen to get the best display is so stupid.  There's like 2 things in all of Windows 10 you would use it for.

With a screen that size, the difference between 1080p and 4k is so minimal that it doesn't matter.  But still.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2016, 09:34:40 AM
:drool:

Sounds like a monster, better get a spare battery if you plan to be away from a charger for awhile.  The fact you have to have a touchscreen to get the best display is so stupid.  There's like 2 things in all of Windows 10 you would use it for.

With a screen that size, the difference between 1080p and 4k is so minimal that it doesn't matter.  But still.

Yeah, but for people that do 4K video editing it kinda sucks.  Also 32GB on a laptop is just unreal, but I want it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Panjandrum on April 19, 2016, 10:06:20 AM
:drool:

Sounds like a monster, better get a spare battery if you plan to be away from a charger for awhile.  The fact you have to have a touchscreen to get the best display is so stupid.  There's like 2 things in all of Windows 10 you would use it for.

With a screen that size, the difference between 1080p and 4k is so minimal that it doesn't matter.  But still.

Yeah, but for people that do 4K video editing it kinda sucks.  Also 32GB on a laptop is just unreal, but I want it.

Yeah, but those people are probably using Macs, so it's probably not a huge deal.

I was sick of booting up my laptop, getting coffee, coming back and still watching it boot up.  So, yeah, I overdid it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2016, 10:14:35 AM
Well if you want to do some 3D modeling with CAD and Revit, while building 2 iPhone apps running on different instances of Visual Studio, while also editing 4K video, you should be good. :D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 19, 2016, 10:55:02 AM
Touch screen on a laptop is actually very nice to have. I use it way more than I thought I would
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 19, 2016, 12:00:59 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2016, 12:06:15 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 19, 2016, 12:09:17 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?

Where do I find this information?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2016, 12:12:59 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?

Where do I find this information?

It's usually in the bios or if you bought it pre-configured it will have it on the invoice.  Raid 1 is mirroring, so you have identical copies on 2 separate drives.  The error means one of those drives is failing or has failed. The reason you don't have any change is because you still have a full copy on the drive that didn't fail.

Raid 5 is a parity bit, but you have to have 3 drives for this setting.  Having that external backup makes replacing that failed drive less urgent.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 19, 2016, 12:19:45 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?

Where do I find this information?

It's usually in the bios or if you bought it pre-configured it will have it on the invoice.  Raid 1 is mirroring, so you have identical copies on 2 separate drives.  The error means one of those drives is failing or has failed. The reason you don't have any change is because you still have a full copy on the drive that didn't fail.

Raid 5 is a parity bit, but you have to have 3 drives for this setting.  Having that external backup makes replacing that failed drive less urgent.

Yeah, it looks like there's just two drives (C:/D:) but it doesn't look like it's mirrored?? The D: drive looks to have full capacity with nothing on it?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 19, 2016, 12:23:16 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?

Where do I find this information?

It's usually in the bios or if you bought it pre-configured it will have it on the invoice.  Raid 1 is mirroring, so you have identical copies on 2 separate drives.  The error means one of those drives is failing or has failed. The reason you don't have any change is because you still have a full copy on the drive that didn't fail.

Raid 5 is a parity bit, but you have to have 3 drives for this setting.  Having that external backup makes replacing that failed drive less urgent.

Yeah, it looks like there's just two drives (C:/D:) but it doesn't look like it's mirrored?? The D: drive looks to have full capacity with nothing on it?

That being said, I have no idea what mirroring looks like but assume it is the same data on each drive?  I know virtually nothing about servers btw.. so with data that is important backed up to flashdrive it's less urgent?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 19, 2016, 12:27:31 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?

Where do I find this information?

It's usually in the bios or if you bought it pre-configured it will have it on the invoice.  Raid 1 is mirroring, so you have identical copies on 2 separate drives.  The error means one of those drives is failing or has failed. The reason you don't have any change is because you still have a full copy on the drive that didn't fail.

Raid 5 is a parity bit, but you have to have 3 drives for this setting.  Having that external backup makes replacing that failed drive less urgent.

Yeah, it looks like there's just two drives (C:/D:) but it doesn't look like it's mirrored?? The D: drive looks to have full capacity with nothing on it?

That being said, I have no idea what mirroring looks like but assume it is the same data on each drive?  I know virtually nothing about servers btw.. so with data that is important backed up to flashdrive it's less urgent?

When a drive is failing it's usually a mechanical issue with the drive, which means data can't be read.  So there may be a flaw when trying to read it, which makes it look empty/full.

Yeah, mirroring is 2 exact copies of each other, it's just redundancy for your data.

When a drive fails with raid 1 you still have your data, it just means if the good drive fails there isn't another backup.  While it's important to replace that failed drive, having an external copy(flash drive) gives you the redundancy of multiple copies.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 19, 2016, 12:49:16 PM
Any server experts out there?

I got a error message on my server's front display showing "E1810 - Hard Drive 0 Fault - Review and Clear SEL" along with "E1211- RAID Controller Battery Failure".  Haven't noticed any day-to-day changes with the system.  How urgent is this matter and what's fixing the problem look like?  I've already backed up everything externally.

Do you have raid 1 or raid 5 configuration?

Where do I find this information?

It's usually in the bios or if you bought it pre-configured it will have it on the invoice.  Raid 1 is mirroring, so you have identical copies on 2 separate drives.  The error means one of those drives is failing or has failed. The reason you don't have any change is because you still have a full copy on the drive that didn't fail.

Raid 5 is a parity bit, but you have to have 3 drives for this setting.  Having that external backup makes replacing that failed drive less urgent.

Yeah, it looks like there's just two drives (C:/D:) but it doesn't look like it's mirrored?? The D: drive looks to have full capacity with nothing on it?

That being said, I have no idea what mirroring looks like but assume it is the same data on each drive?  I know virtually nothing about servers btw.. so with data that is important backed up to flashdrive it's less urgent?

When a drive is failing it's usually a mechanical issue with the drive, which means data can't be read.  So there may be a flaw when trying to read it, which makes it look empty/full.

Yeah, mirroring is 2 exact copies of each other, it's just redundancy for your data.

When a drive fails with raid 1 you still have your data, it just means if the good drive fails there isn't another backup.  While it's important to replace that failed drive, having an external copy(flash drive) gives you the redundancy of multiple copies.

Got you.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 19, 2016, 03:59:42 PM
Might look into replacing that  RAID controller battery too. Shouldn't be very expensive.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 19, 2016, 04:02:57 PM
Who makes youre RAID enclosure/Server?  They should have a list of error codes you can review to see what actions you should take.   I'd agree with TBT that it sounds like your disk 0 failed, but we're really just guessing here.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 22, 2016, 04:22:14 PM
New browser that may surpass Chrome and Firefox pretty quickly

https://vivaldi.com
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 22, 2016, 04:50:55 PM
Who makes youre RAID enclosure/Server?  They should have a list of error codes you can review to see what actions you should take.   I'd agree with TBT that it sounds like your disk 0 failed, but we're really just guessing here.


It's a Dell PowerEdge T310.  Where do you find the error codes?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dub on April 22, 2016, 04:53:00 PM
Might look into replacing that  RAID controller battery too. Shouldn't be very expensive.

Not too worried about expensive, more worried about DIY server maintenance and making a mistake that causes major issues.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 22, 2016, 09:13:38 PM
If you lose power and your raid controller battery is dead and you have write caching enabled, you sure as hell better have backups because your data is going to be corrupt bro
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 22, 2016, 09:14:11 PM
^ dumbest thing I've read in this thread
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 22, 2016, 09:18:02 PM
only a  :Carl: would have write caching enabled  :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 22, 2016, 09:18:24 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 22, 2016, 09:19:41 PM
chingon disabled it during titletown
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 22, 2016, 09:29:10 PM
glad we have a blog computer guy
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 22, 2016, 11:27:08 PM
only a  :Carl: would have write caching enabled  :lol:
Enabled across the board of course, much faster writes
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 22, 2016, 11:53:52 PM
New browser that may surpass Chrome and Firefox pretty quickly

https://vivaldi.com

alright guys this is the first ive actually used it, man, world war browser II has started
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 22, 2016, 11:54:40 PM
good luck with that, opera
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 22, 2016, 11:55:37 PM
not opera, better
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 22, 2016, 11:56:16 PM
opera
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 22, 2016, 11:56:56 PM
we will see
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on April 22, 2016, 11:57:20 PM
well it's already happened
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 22, 2016, 11:58:24 PM
 :bwpopcorn:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on April 22, 2016, 11:59:40 PM
the fat lady has sung
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2016, 12:00:16 AM
the fat lady has sung

on opera yes, this is not opera
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2016, 12:00:40 AM
this is timeless music
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 23, 2016, 08:46:57 PM
New raspberry pi looks really cool, and it's a lot better than the last gen. I might get a couple

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 24, 2016, 12:31:42 PM
Who makes youre RAID enclosure/Server?  They should have a list of error codes you can review to see what actions you should take.   I'd agree with TBT that it sounds like your disk 0 failed, but we're really just guessing here.


It's a Dell PowerEdge T310.  Where do you find the error codes?
http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/poweredge-t310_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf (http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/poweredge-t310_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf)

E1810 Hard drive ##
fault.
Review
& clear SEL.
The specified hard drive
has experienced a fault.
See "Troubleshooting a
Hard Drive" on page 160.

E1211 RAID
Controller
battery
failure.
Check
battery.
RAID battery is either
missing, bad, or unable
to recharge due to
thermal issues.
Reseat the RAID battery
connector. See "RAID
Battery (Optional)" on
page 132 and
"Troubleshooting System
Cooling Problems" on
page 154.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 26, 2016, 07:51:00 PM
Scientific Linux 7 is quite pleasant and one of the more refined Linux distros I've used. It even has it's own virtualization software that comes standard, so I can run a vm INSIDE another vm  :Wha:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 29, 2016, 10:17:41 AM
If you guys haven't upgraded to Windows 10 you better do it soon.  You have a month from today to upgrade it for free. 

I've had Windows 10 on my laptop since last summer and love it.  I'm about to upgrade my work computer to it this week from Windows 7.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on June 29, 2016, 11:03:57 AM
If you guys haven't upgraded to Windows 10 you better do it soon.  You have a month from today to upgrade it for free. 

I've had Windows 10 on my laptop since last summer and love it.  I'm about to upgrade my work computer to it this week from Windows 7.

Anyone who hasn't done it yet probably got a rape install (installed without your consent) like I did.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on June 29, 2016, 11:10:48 AM
Sometimes you don't know you want it but deep down you do
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 29, 2016, 11:12:40 AM
If you guys haven't upgraded to Windows 10 you better do it soon.  You have a month from today to upgrade it for free. 

I've had Windows 10 on my laptop since last summer and love it.  I'm about to upgrade my work computer to it this week from Windows 7.

Anyone who hasn't done it yet probably got a rape install (installed without your consent) like I did.

There have been a ton of those yes, an Microsoft doesn't seem to care.  There was a lady in California that sued Microsoft because it mumped up her business computer.  She won and got a small cash payout. 

If you knew how there was a way suppress the upgrade process.  We do it at work through a group policy. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on June 29, 2016, 11:18:29 AM
her IT staff will get right on that
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 29, 2016, 11:30:34 AM
:D
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on June 29, 2016, 11:31:36 AM
Actually I was violated in my own home, not at work.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on June 29, 2016, 11:44:00 AM
Yeah, Microsoft doesn't even update XP with rapeware anymore.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 29, 2016, 09:55:52 PM
I have fought off the rape so far.  You're saying I should just accept it?  Like I deserve it even?  Probably because of what I'm wearing. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on June 29, 2016, 10:20:04 PM
I have fought off the rape so far.  You're saying I should just accept it?  Like I deserve it even?  Probably because of what I'm wearing.

I mean you probably thought about doing it already so you were asking for it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on June 29, 2016, 10:22:07 PM
If a software update is imminent, relax and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 30, 2016, 02:24:36 PM
If you proactively click and accept the upgrade, even if you don't want it, then at least you are taking the power back.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 30, 2016, 02:25:59 PM
Knock it off guys
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on June 30, 2016, 11:39:15 PM
Rape is so funny.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on July 01, 2016, 07:50:25 AM
Rape is so funny.

No, but putting statements that are generally used about rape into another context shows how ridiculous they are. Its called satire.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on July 01, 2016, 10:41:47 AM
Rape is so funny.

No, but putting statements that are generally used about rape into another context shows how ridiculous they are. Its called satire.
Seems most everyone here knows how ridiculous they are already. I was grumpy yesterday. I didn't actually think anyone of you were making light of rape. It's just one of the subjects I'm hyper sensitive about.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on July 04, 2016, 04:11:37 PM
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/04/technology/why-tech-support-is-purposely-unbearable.html?referer=http://lnkd.in.

@saul
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 18, 2016, 11:25:43 AM
https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/18/microsoft-open-sources-powershell-brings-it-to-linux-and-os-x/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 03, 2016, 05:14:56 PM
Great article on current and future trends in software development

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/03/the-death-of-localhost-and-the-rise-of-cloud-development/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 12, 2016, 07:24:37 PM
iOS 10 comes out tomorrow!  :Woot: :excited:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 01:30:04 PM
Tapatalk is quite a bit faster on iOS 10 :surprised:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: steve dave on September 13, 2016, 01:31:25 PM
iOS 10 comes out tomorrow!  :Woot: :excited:

I've had the beta for like 10 years
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 01:35:01 PM
iOS 10 comes out tomorrow!  :Woot: :excited:

I've had the beta for like 10 years

I have the real thing
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 01:35:31 PM
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/23-things-you-can-do-in-ios-10-you-couldnt-before-1786496905
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 13, 2016, 01:39:43 PM
So at work I use this program called bluebeam that is a pdf markup thing and it's really great but today I start it up and all the cursor icons have like tripled in size and are different, more cartoony type stuff and it's really pissing me off looking at it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on September 13, 2016, 01:49:36 PM
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/23-things-you-can-do-in-ios-10-you-couldnt-before-1786496905

the copy and paste between devices thing looks p cool.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 13, 2016, 01:53:23 PM
Almost all of that has been available on Android for years smdh  :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 02:04:02 PM
My phone is fine but I guess it's bricking some phones and iPads.  Make sure you back up first like me
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 02:04:41 PM
Almost all of that has been available on Android for years smdh  :lol:

On like 7 different versions :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: mocat on September 13, 2016, 02:48:06 PM
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/23-things-you-can-do-in-ios-10-you-couldnt-before-1786496905

It is embarrassing that #8 and #9 (and even kind of #4) are new things for apple, omg
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 02:56:50 PM
They already had those things they just made them better you dumbass
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: mocat on September 13, 2016, 03:00:20 PM
They already had those things they just made them better you dumbass

Oh ok, i guess that's what the article you linked says
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 13, 2016, 03:04:28 PM
They already had those things they just made them better you dumbass

Oh ok, i guess that's what the article you linked says

Your reading comprehension isn't very good then

Quote
Apple has also revamped the way notifications work with iOS 10, giving you even more inline functionality than iOS 9, especially if you don’t want to have to open the app in question.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 13, 2016, 03:11:09 PM
i was at the store earlier waiting to check out and the guy in front of me had a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  i beat his rough ridin' ass.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: chum1 on September 13, 2016, 03:18:23 PM
Quote
Of course you’re going to want to set aside some time for playing around with the new software

eff no. That is not my idea of fun.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 13, 2016, 03:21:07 PM
I don't get the edge thing. Good job 'clams
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 13, 2016, 03:28:11 PM
i mean, i beat him to a pulp.  cops came and saw his android phone on the ground.  they both high fived me and then poured me a cold Molson from the trunk of their cruiser.  we got lit up and then went back into the store together looking for more samsung owners to beat the eff out of.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: mocat on September 13, 2016, 03:40:19 PM
They already had those things they just made them better you dumbass

Oh ok, i guess that's what the article you linked says

Your reading comprehension isn't very good then

Quote
Apple has also revamped the way notifications work with iOS 10, giving you even more inline functionality than iOS 9, especially if you don’t want to have to open the app in question.

i guess you're right and it's not embarrassing that #8 and #9 (and even #4) are being implemented right now by apple
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on September 13, 2016, 03:49:03 PM
i mean, i beat him to a pulp.  cops came and saw his android phone on the ground.  they both high fived me and then poured me a cold Molson from the trunk of their cruiser.  we got lit up and then went back into the store together looking for more samsung owners to beat the eff out of.
How did he keep it cold in his trunk?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Dlew12 on September 13, 2016, 04:22:50 PM
i mean, i beat him to a pulp.  cops came and saw his android phone on the ground.  they both high fived me and then poured me a cold Molson from the trunk of their cruiser.  we got lit up and then went back into the store together looking for more samsung owners to beat the eff out of.
How did he keep it cold in his trunk?
busted.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 13, 2016, 05:02:41 PM
i mean, i beat him to a pulp.  cops came and saw his android phone on the ground.  they both high fived me and then poured me a cold Molson from the trunk of their cruiser.  we got lit up and then went back into the store together looking for more samsung owners to beat the eff out of.
How did he keep it cold in his trunk?

he had a badass yeti cooler back there where he is supposed to store his swat "gear"
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on September 13, 2016, 05:04:01 PM
Hmmm, it would roll around too much.  I bet i was all foam.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 13, 2016, 05:10:38 PM
guessing you haven't spent much time around the yeti line?  the last thing these things are going to do is roll around too much.  honestly, i doubt they roll around at all.

but yeah, kicking ass, ice cold molsons, and then more kicking ass.  pretty much like the best day of my entire life.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on September 13, 2016, 05:29:56 PM
Hmmm, it would roll around too much.  I bet i was all foam.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 13, 2016, 07:08:37 PM
it may have rolled around some prior to the cops getting to the store but the suds were ice cold and the can didn't blow up/foam me when i cracked the Molson.  but i really don't think it rolled around.  they even told me that it didn't roll around.  that little space where the swat "gear" goes in their trunk is pretty tight.  those yeti coolers are really something else.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 13, 2016, 07:10:46 PM
i'll say this- the cops love their molson's icey, ice, ICE cold.  i haven't had a molson that ice cold in a couple of years. 

there's not much better than kicking an android user's ass and sipping ice cold suds with 5-0.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: chum1 on September 13, 2016, 07:30:36 PM
Only a droidhead wouldn't know whether or not they were drinking a rolled around Molson.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 20, 2016, 10:07:08 AM
MacOS Sierra drops today
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 13, 2016, 08:40:40 PM
There are 5 episodes right now but a really interesting series about blockchains.  The first 3 are mainly about Bitcoin and the last 2 are about Ethereum, which is a insanely hard to fully grasp.  Very interesting stuff

https://techcrunch.com/video/trust-disrupted/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on October 20, 2016, 09:15:41 PM
lmao clams
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 10, 2016, 10:17:34 AM
I need some software where I can take a picture of a plot and it spits out an equation. Does that exist?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on November 10, 2016, 10:18:53 AM
Take a picture how
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 10, 2016, 10:46:30 AM
Take a picture how

Well right now I have the plot in a PDF.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on November 10, 2016, 10:52:11 AM
I think you can export to wolframalpha, but maybe not
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on November 10, 2016, 11:07:27 AM
I need some software where I can take a picture of a plot and it spits out an equation. Does that exist?
Maybe.  How many plots? What kind if equations?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on November 10, 2016, 11:08:54 AM
any way immediately I think of this:

http://www.plot2txt.com/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 10, 2016, 02:45:52 PM
I just have one plot with one curve on an x-y plane. I can do this by hand, I just wanted something that would be more precise than me reading off a plot.

For this case, since it is only 1 plot it is not worth paying for software to do it. I might need to do more in the future, so maybe it would be worth it then.

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 31, 2016, 02:42:40 PM
Don't want to get these two threads confused

Hi

I want to control a few android devices I have with my pc or iPhone.  What is the best software to do that?

Like just remoting to them or connecting them in some way?  Bot army?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on December 31, 2016, 02:53:14 PM
Don't want to get these two threads confused

Hi

I want to control a few android devices I have with my pc or iPhone.  What is the best software to do that?

Like just remoting to them or connecting them in some way?  Bot army?

I am trying out mobizen at the moment I just want to access them remotely on occasion.  RemoteView from Rsupport supposedly has multiple android device support at the same time but I'm too Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) to figure it out.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 31, 2016, 05:23:18 PM
Don't want to get these two threads confused

Hi

I want to control a few android devices I have with my pc or iPhone.  What is the best software to do that?

Like just remoting to them or connecting them in some way?  Bot army?

I am trying out mobizen at the moment I just want to access them remotely on occasion.  RemoteView from Rsupport supposedly has multiple android device support at the same time but I'm too Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) to figure it out.

I have never heard of those but they look like either would be fine.  We use LogMeIn Rescue at work and it works pretty well.

If you were just trying to connect to a computer from Android or iOS I would say use Chrome Remote Desktop.  It works for both Windows and Mac remote connections.  Unless you are controlling employees devices idk why you would want to connect to android devices but who knows.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: IPA4Me on January 31, 2017, 06:51:32 AM
Are any of you using Office 365 at work? What's been your experience? We're headed that direction at the big HVAC place.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on January 31, 2017, 08:00:47 AM
It's like exactly the same isn't it?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 31, 2017, 08:31:12 AM
i use it at home, seems the same as the perpetual license version
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Kat Kid on January 31, 2017, 09:04:01 AM
Are any of you using Office 365 at work? What's been your experience? We're headed that direction at the big HVAC place.

yeah basically the same, just cloud based.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on January 31, 2017, 09:44:09 AM
And you can have the locally installed applications still anyway, right? The cloud based stuff is just added functionality.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: halfEmpty on January 31, 2017, 09:58:24 AM
Licensing and data are housed on the cloud (can even access applications from it), but yeah, it is basically the same as the latest version of office.(only noticeable difference is our outlook mailbox limit went from 200 mb to 50 gb)  With my company's contract, each employee is given 5 licenses to install office on their personal devices which is an added bonus.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 31, 2017, 10:12:47 AM
Everything that's been said is true about O365. I will say the one difference is Microsoft includes the black theme ONLY with O365 and not the stand alone license. 

Also Visio doesn't come with the standard O365 licensing so if you use that its extra.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on January 31, 2017, 10:57:54 AM
I love my S7 Active. Marshmallow! 4k!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Woogy on January 31, 2017, 11:38:54 AM
O365 licenses can be combined across levels from Enterprise all the way down to Exchange Kiosk (for just a webmail mailbox).  We utilize three products in our licensing: Business Premium (includes the desktop install), Business Essentials (provides online Office apps as well as most of the other goodies), and Exchange Kiosk for users that only need a mailbox.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: IPA4Me on January 31, 2017, 04:31:06 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 16, 2017, 01:58:15 PM
Visual Studio 2017 comes out March 7 for anybody that uses it.  The RC were pretty cool from what I hear :Chirp:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 16, 2017, 02:10:49 PM
I want make a fairly simple app to make an aspect of my job easier. I could easily do it in c, but would like a more windowsy interface. What's the thing to use here? Java? Can you do Java in vs?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 16, 2017, 06:43:11 PM
I want make a fairly simple app to make an aspect of my job easier. I could easily do it in c, but would like a more windowsy interface. What's the thing to use here? Java? Can you do Java in vs?

VS provides support for pretty much any language now.  I would recommend C# over Java.  If you have more in depth questions I would be happy to help too.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on February 16, 2017, 06:45:20 PM
just cobble some crap together in excel like a normal person
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 16, 2017, 07:38:11 PM
just cobble some crap together in excel like a normal person

i want it to look pretty and all the data i want to recall is in a txt doc and i don't know how to do that with excel
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 17, 2017, 08:54:52 AM
Anyone do any Arduino stuffs?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on February 17, 2017, 09:16:16 AM
I have an Arduino uno board and a 5v relay that I get weird with on occasion.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: halfEmpty on February 17, 2017, 10:00:29 AM
just cobble some crap together in excel like a normal person

i want it to look pretty and all the data i want to recall is in a txt doc and i don't know how to do that with excel

These examples aren't pretty, but they're functional.  You can basically make excel look as non-excel like as you want with a little vba in the background.  And you'd read in non-delimited text basically like you would with any other program.  I make a lot of dashboards for a variety of projects to track or report and they all pull in data from a database or text files.  But, since I don't know what you are wanting to do, this may or may not be helpful.

(http://i.imgur.com/1aYfsuK.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/EQkSxZi.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/nPAyEBa.jpg)


Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 17, 2017, 10:10:46 AM
Basically what I want to do is this:

I have about 1000+ "model numbers" each with 4 dimensions in a text file. The dimensions are in decimal inches.

I would like to be able to enter a model # and have it display the 4 dimensions in various forms (individually, sum of the whole, etc) but have them converted to nearest 1/8th of an inch in the display
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on February 17, 2017, 10:14:36 AM
Basically what I want to do is this:

I have about 1000+ "model numbers" each with 4 dimensions in a text file. The dimensions are in decimal inches.

I would like to be able to enter a model # and have it display the 4 dimensions in various forms (individually, sum of the whole, etc) but have them converted to nearest 1/8th of an inch in the display

Well even I could do that in Excel.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 17, 2017, 10:15:20 AM
I want it to look pretty, good grief people
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 17, 2017, 10:17:17 AM
Also below 1/2" I need it rounded to the nearest 1/16"
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 17, 2017, 10:18:40 AM
Lib did you download the Gorgeous extension for Excel?  Makes it much more attractive.

(I have never in my life seen look pretty as a software requirement lol.)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 17, 2017, 10:20:16 AM
I have an Arduino uno board and a 5v relay that I get weird with on occasion.

Tell me more.

How hard would it be to program a basic PI or PID function with both digital open/close and like 0-10v or 4-20mA output?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on February 17, 2017, 10:21:08 AM
Aesthetics are very important to me emo
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 17, 2017, 11:05:42 AM
just cobble some crap together in excel like a normal person

i want it to look pretty and all the data i want to recall is in a txt doc and i don't know how to do that with excel

These examples aren't pretty, but they're functional.  You can basically make excel look as non-excel like as you want with a little vba in the background.  And you'd read in non-delimited text basically like you would with any other program.  I make a lot of dashboards for a variety of projects to track or report and they all pull in data from a database or text files.  But, since I don't know what you are wanting to do, this may or may not be helpful.

(http://i.imgur.com/1aYfsuK.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/EQkSxZi.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/nPAyEBa.jpg)

2005 called and they want their spreadsheets back :lol:
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 17, 2017, 11:09:24 AM
I'm just kidding guys but VBA might be one of the more overrated things ever
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on February 17, 2017, 12:10:22 PM
Aesthetics are very important to me emo

I'm just kidding, like UI is very important.  But, good enough is good enough.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on February 17, 2017, 02:42:12 PM
I have an Arduino uno board and a 5v relay that I get weird with on occasion.

Tell me more.

How hard would it be to program a basic PI or PID function with both digital open/close and like 0-10v or 4-20mA output?

I just followed an instructables on how to mimic capacitive touch on a phone with a relay on an arduino uno.  I definitely have no idea what what any of the above means.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 14, 2017, 04:03:29 PM
I'm gonna have fun this weekend :excited:

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/04/nsa-leaking-shadow-brokers-just-dumped-its-most-damaging-release-yet/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on May 06, 2017, 01:13:37 PM
@TBT

I would like to be able to utilize a SOAP client to get NOAA weather data.  Is there a way to utilize a chrome plugin or something in place of building my own (0% chance I could do that)?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 07, 2017, 10:26:04 AM
@TBT

I would like to be able to utilize a SOAP client to get NOAA weather data.  Is there a way to utilize a chrome plugin or something in place of building my own (0% chance I could do that)?

Without more information on the why and how it's kind of hard to say. Just doing some quick searching I found this chrome plugin

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boomerang-soap-rest-clien/eipdnjedkpcnlmmdfdkgfpljanehloah?hl=en

Idk if this will work but it has some good reviews and the docs seem ok.  Hopefully that helps.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on May 07, 2017, 11:24:10 AM
@TBT

I would like to be able to utilize a SOAP client to get NOAA weather data.  Is there a way to utilize a chrome plugin or something in place of building my own (0% chance I could do that)?

Without more information on the why and how it's kind of hard to say. Just doing some quick searching I found this chrome plugin

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boomerang-soap-rest-clien/eipdnjedkpcnlmmdfdkgfpljanehloah?hl=en

Idk if this will work but it has some good reviews and the docs seem ok.  Hopefully that helps.

I found that and soapclient.com , is the idea to parse the wsdl file and then use the syntax of that document to invoke a response from the the server? The WSDL file im using is http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl but when I try to do the Latlonzipcode function drop down it kicks back the template again.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 07, 2017, 12:06:13 PM
@TBT

I would like to be able to utilize a SOAP client to get NOAA weather data.  Is there a way to utilize a chrome plugin or something in place of building my own (0% chance I could do that)?

Without more information on the why and how it's kind of hard to say. Just doing some quick searching I found this chrome plugin

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boomerang-soap-rest-clien/eipdnjedkpcnlmmdfdkgfpljanehloah?hl=en

Idk if this will work but it has some good reviews and the docs seem ok.  Hopefully that helps.

I found that and soapclient.com , is the idea to parse the wsdl file and then use the syntax of that document to invoke a response from the the server? The WSDL file im using is http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl but when I try to do the Latlonzipcode function drop down it kicks back the template again.

Yeah the wsdl file is just how the web service works, the actual calls are from the functions in the wsdl file.  Honestly I don't do much of anything with SOAP, I use web api's and RESTful in applications that I use.  So idk how much help I can be with these, I also like JSON way more than dealing with XML based responses for stuff like this.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 13, 2017, 09:35:28 AM
I'm sure you guys saw the cyber attack stuff yesterday but holy crap with this XP patch

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/13/Microsoft-WindowsXP-WannaCrypt-NHS-patch/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 13, 2017, 10:25:39 AM
Really interesting article on the person who stopped the global attack

https://www.malwaretech.com/2017/05/how-to-accidentally-stop-a-global-cyber-attacks.html
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on May 13, 2017, 11:52:32 AM
I wish I knew what all of that meant, seems pretty awesome though from what I could glean.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 13, 2017, 12:08:44 PM
Yeah I love this kind of stuff(obviously) and this was another article I read yesterday that is related.

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/11/nyu-accidentally-exposed-military-code-breaking-computer-project-to-entire-internet/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 15, 2017, 11:34:52 AM
Well this has certainly been an interesting morning
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: halfEmpty on May 15, 2017, 05:31:47 PM
Quote from: The Big Train tlink=topic=33355.msg1718993#msg1718993 date=1494866092
Well this has certainly been an interesting morning

Tell me about it...
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on May 16, 2017, 07:50:07 PM
Today's vice news may be to your liking TBT
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 25, 2017, 07:17:06 PM
@TBT

I have an Ipad Mini 2 stuck on a white screen with the apple logo. Can get it to recovery mode and connect to iTunes. However no matter if i try to update or restore, it always errors out with an Unknown Error (9). Tried 3 different PCs and USB cables.
Apple phone support basically said i'm F'd and need to drive 2.5 hrs to an apple store.
Thoughts?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 25, 2017, 08:57:22 PM
@TBT

I have an Ipad Mini 2 stuck on a white screen with the apple logo. Can get it to recovery mode and connect to iTunes. However no matter if i try to update or restore, it always errors out with an Unknown Error (9). Tried 3 different PCs and USB cables.
Apple phone support basically said i'm F'd and need to drive 2.5 hrs to an apple store.
Thoughts?

I'm assuming you have tried these steps(just making sure)?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201444

Can you get to a point where you do a factory reset?  If so, then do a restore from that point.  If it's not an iOS problem you're mumped, but if you can get back to factory iOS settings you may be able to save yourself a trip.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 26, 2017, 08:12:50 AM
@TBT

I have an Ipad Mini 2 stuck on a white screen with the apple logo. Can get it to recovery mode and connect to iTunes. However no matter if i try to update or restore, it always errors out with an Unknown Error (9). Tried 3 different PCs and USB cables.
Apple phone support basically said i'm F'd and need to drive 2.5 hrs to an apple store.
Thoughts?

I'm assuming you have tried these steps(just making sure)?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201444

Can you get to a point where you do a factory reset?  If so, then do a restore from that point.  If it's not an iOS problem you're mumped, but if you can get back to factory iOS settings you may be able to save yourself a trip.

that link takes me to an ad for Iphone 7 :shakesfist:

Only screens i get are white background with apple logo and the connect to iTunes screen. In iTunes it tries to restore, but always fails.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 26, 2017, 09:37:00 AM
@TBT

I have an Ipad Mini 2 stuck on a white screen with the apple logo. Can get it to recovery mode and connect to iTunes. However no matter if i try to update or restore, it always errors out with an Unknown Error (9). Tried 3 different PCs and USB cables.
Apple phone support basically said i'm F'd and need to drive 2.5 hrs to an apple store.
Thoughts?

I'm assuming you have tried these steps(just making sure)?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201444

Can you get to a point where you do a factory reset?  If so, then do a restore from that point.  If it's not an iOS problem you're mumped, but if you can get back to factory iOS settings you may be able to save yourself a trip.

that link takes me to an ad for Iphone 7 :shakesfist:

Only screens i get are white background with apple logo and the connect to iTunes screen. In iTunes it tries to restore, but always fails.


Well it was supposed to be a restore support article :dunno:

Hmm... unless you want to do some deep web stuff you may need to take it in.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Gooch on May 26, 2017, 01:48:51 PM
Apple products. SMDH
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 29, 2017, 06:51:55 PM
Interesting take and probably true in some form or another

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/28/double-double-cryptocoin-bubble/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on May 29, 2017, 07:11:27 PM
I had heard of them before but this is seriously rough ridin' cool

https://storj.io/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 04, 2017, 08:19:05 PM
https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/04/business-in-the-age-of-ethereum/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 04, 2017, 08:48:07 PM
I research new things all the time.  Outside of blockchain and few others am I as impressed and intrigued as I am with Cosmos DB.  This is the description of the service in Azure, holy mother of god.

Quote
Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed, globally-distributed, horizontally scalable in storage and throughput, multi-model database service backed up by comprehensive SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB is the next generation of Azure DocumentDB. Cosmos DB was built from the ground up with global distribution and horizontal scale at its core – it offers turn-key global distribution across any number of Azure regions by transparently scaling and replicating your data wherever your users are. You can elastically scale throughput and storage worldwide and pay only for the throughput and storage you need. Cosmos DB guarantees single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile anywhere in the world, offers multiple well-defined consistency models to fine-tune for performance and guaranteed high availability with multi-homing capabilities – all backed by industry leading service level agreements (SLAs).

Cosmos DB is truly schema-agnostic – it automatically indexes all the data without requiring you to deal with schema and index management. Cosmos DB is multi-model – it natively supports document, key-value, graph and columnar data models. With Cosmos DB, you can access your data using NoSQL APIs of your choice -- DocumentDB SQL (document), MongoDB (document), Azure Table Storage (key-value), and Gremlin (graph), are all natively supported. Cosmos DB is a fully managed, enterprise ready and trustworthy service. All your data is fully and transparently encrypted and secure by default. Cosmos DB is ISO, FedRAMP, EU, HIPAA, and PCI compliant as well.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2017, 06:39:18 PM
Incredible

https://www.welivesecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Win32_Industroyer.pdf
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2017, 10:42:12 PM
BTW guys on the last post.  Yes, it is a PDF.  There is no virus, and if you have any curiosity why I have had "i wrote stuxnet" in my profile the last couple of years, this is the reason why.  I WISH I had this deep of knowledge about anything.  It truly is a cyberweapon and it would literally take a country state to produce what is in the whitepaper that I posted.  I could study this crap all day long.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on June 13, 2017, 10:49:36 PM
is there anyone who knows anything that believes that stux wasn't at the very least state sponsored?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 13, 2017, 10:54:39 PM
Hasn't it been widely reported that it was Israel?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2017, 11:02:21 PM
Israel and the US are the ones who created it, regardless of whether they will every confirm of deny it.  More than likely it was mostly us, but I don't have any direct knowledge of it.

The sophistication of both this and stux are out of this world.  I mean stux having a surveillance control to sent back false data that stuff was running just fine, when in fact it was spinning(literally) out of control is just amazing.  It's almost movie plot level except the false Hollywood hacker portrayal.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 13, 2017, 11:04:09 PM
I think how it found its way there is much more exciting than what it actually did.  That part was the easy part.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2017, 11:10:55 PM
I think how it found its way there is much more exciting than what it actually did.  That part was the easy part.

Airdrop(non-apple related) is the prevailing theory.  How you can infect a disconnected network is almost too easy, but interesting.

I hope you aren't saying how they got it there was the easy part.  Unless we had legit in-house intel there was no way of knowing it would work unless we knew what they were running.  Stux had EXACT model numbers, and you don't just program that crap overnight.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 13, 2017, 11:19:08 PM
I'm saying the easy part was sending the false signals. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2017, 11:21:59 PM
I'm saying the easy part was sending the false signals.

 :lol:  OK person who literally knows nothing about this topic.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 13, 2017, 11:25:57 PM
How many PLC's you programmed?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2017, 11:31:07 PM
How many PLC's you programmed?

Designing them and programming them are completely different animals.  I have programmed 0 of them.  Please correct me if I am wrong, but this kind of sophistication is usually reserved for the non-cockroach infested employee bathroom.  No?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on June 14, 2017, 01:03:46 AM
non computer related anecdote:

on English menus, "soft serve ice cream" is often translated as "software"

one mango jelly software coming right up
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on June 14, 2017, 04:43:10 AM
I've wired like 10 PLCs. All the way from the 3 inch rigid conduit to the heat shrinking action in the PLC!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 14, 2017, 07:44:58 AM
How many PLC's you programmed?

Designing them and programming them are completely different animals.  I have programmed 0 of them.  Please correct me if I am wrong, but this kind of sophistication is usually reserved for the non-cockroach infested employee bathroom.  No?

That's what you do for a living?  Lol.  I figured it was something a lot more complicated than that. 

My PLC days were back when I was running radical innovation projects and shopping for hot Israeli start ups. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 14, 2017, 08:15:48 AM
How many PLC's you programmed?

Designing them and programming them are completely different animals.  I have programmed 0 of them.  Please correct me if I am wrong, but this kind of sophistication is usually reserved for the non-cockroach infested employee bathroom.  No?

That's what you do for a living?  Lol.  I figured it was something a lot more complicated than that. 

My PLC days were back when I was running radical innovation projects and shopping for hot Israeli start ups.

If you don't even know when you're being insulted then I'm not even going to explain it.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 14, 2017, 08:30:01 AM
Probably lack the interpersonal skills to do it anyway.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 22, 2017, 08:11:15 PM
I'm officially a contributing member to the LiteCoin Blockchain now guys!   :excited: :excited: :excited:

Figured if I was going to be investing so much in this thing I might as well help out the network, ya know?  (http://media.coindesk.com/uploads/2014/01/litecoin-logo1.png) (http://media.coindesk.com/uploads/2014/01/litecoin-logo1.png) (http://media.coindesk.com/uploads/2014/01/litecoin-logo1.png) (http://media.coindesk.com/uploads/2014/01/litecoin-logo1.png) (http://media.coindesk.com/uploads/2014/01/litecoin-logo1.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on June 22, 2017, 08:16:16 PM
I have no idea what this means. If you are excited about it and it gives you joy, I am happy for you TBT!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 22, 2017, 08:32:58 PM
I have no idea what this means. If you are excited about it and it gives you joy, I am happy for you TBT!

I'm a new node in the LiteCoin Blockchain. I can mine LiteCoin now and contribute to the decentralized LiteCoin database known as the Blockchain. I am making the network broader, more accessible, and faster.

All that said, yes I am excited, since this is the first Blockchain I have contributed to. It's something new and interesting and that does bring me great joy.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on June 22, 2017, 09:17:21 PM
Trump just brought back another mining job. #maga
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 27, 2017, 12:15:24 PM
Here we go again

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/27/petya-eternalblue-ransomware-microsoft-vulnerability-june-2017/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on June 27, 2017, 01:09:27 PM
Same ol crap, dawg, just a different day.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on June 27, 2017, 02:19:35 PM
Cross-post but this might be having an impact on the cryptocurrencies market.  All those people in Ukraine rely on a centralized bank to handle their money.  With the banking systems hit hard people can't access their money.  In a decentralized system like the cryptos if a single point of network(blockchain) failure happens the whole system isn't brought to its knees.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on June 28, 2017, 03:53:14 AM
I've been thinking I should be mining my bawls off because my electricity is paid for
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on June 28, 2017, 03:53:23 AM
Opportunity cost tho
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 08, 2017, 11:26:16 AM
X-post alert

Pretty cool video about how Bitcoin works

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on July 08, 2017, 12:02:07 PM
Had to stop. That guys voice. Good gravy.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on July 08, 2017, 12:02:43 PM
Also I'm not sure I was able to follow along. The frustration coupled with that voice. Blarg.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 08, 2017, 12:20:28 PM
everything that can possibly be said or done with normie money has already been covered.

keep partying on with the new age wackybucks.

make sure I get notified when a brand new cryptocurrency is launched so I can get in on the ground floor, all these other ones are stale

You want to create a PuniCrypto?  I can show you how!

Here you go Puni

Code: [Select]
pragma solidity ^0.4.0;

contract PuniCoin {
    // The keyword "public" makes those variables
    // readable from outside.
    address public minter;
    mapping (address => uint) public balances;

    // Events allow light clients to react on
    // changes efficiently.
    event Sent(address from, address to, uint amount);

    // This is the constructor whose code is
    // run only when the contract is created.
    function PuniCoin() {
        minter = msg.sender;
    }

    function mint(address receiver, uint amount) {
        if (msg.sender != minter) return;
        balances[receiver] += amount;
    }

    function send(address receiver, uint amount) {
        if (balances[msg.sender] < amount) return;
        balances[msg.sender] -= amount;
        balances[receiver] += amount;
        Sent(msg.sender, receiver, amount);
    }

    function minter() returns (address) { return minter; }

    function balances(address _account) returns (uint) {
    return balances[_account];

    PuniCoin.Sent().watch({}, '', function(error, result) {
        if (!error) {
            console.log("PuniCoin transfer: " + result.args.amount +
                " PuniCoins were sent from " + result.args.from +
                " to " + result.args.to + ".");
            console.log("Balances now:\n" +
                "Sender: " + PuniCoin.balances.call(result.args.from) +
                "Receiver: " + PuniCoin.balances.call(result.args.to));
        }
    })   
}
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 09, 2017, 03:25:00 PM
:runaway:

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/countdown-segwit-these-are-dates-keep-eye/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Panjandrum on July 10, 2017, 10:34:13 AM
I want to get a new router.  I'm thinking I like what the Synology RT2600ac is all about.  Also, I'm thinking/hoping that when I pull the trigger on a NAS, Synology to Synology will be easier.

I don't know, though.  This decision is harder than I thought it would be because I've wanted the ASUS RT AC88u for a long time.  The 8 LAN ports really intrigue me because I do a lot of wired connections to push my gigabit internet to my devices with as little degradation as possible.

Anyone get either the ASUS or Synology?  They're roughly the same price, give or take twenty bucks.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 10, 2017, 06:29:15 PM
I want to get a new router.  I'm thinking I like what the Synology RT2600ac is all about.  Also, I'm thinking/hoping that when I pull the trigger on a NAS, Synology to Synology will be easier.

I don't know, though.  This decision is harder than I thought it would be because I've wanted the ASUS RT AC88u for a long time.  The 8 LAN ports really intrigue me because I do a lot of wired connections to push my gigabit internet to my devices with as little degradation as possible.

Anyone get either the ASUS or Synology?  They're roughly the same price, give or take twenty bucks.

I don't have any experience with either.  Need to get Saul or hF in here to give their  :th_twocents:

We do have that Trim needs a new router thread, I didn't really read much of it but there might be some discussion about them in there.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on July 10, 2017, 07:01:35 PM
I think dax knows as well.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on July 11, 2017, 11:48:59 AM
I want to get a new router.  I'm thinking I like what the Synology RT2600ac is all about.  Also, I'm thinking/hoping that when I pull the trigger on a NAS, Synology to Synology will be easier.

I don't know, though.  This decision is harder than I thought it would be because I've wanted the ASUS RT AC88u for a long time.  The 8 LAN ports really intrigue me because I do a lot of wired connections to push my gigabit internet to my devices with as little degradation as possible.

Anyone get either the ASUS or Synology?  They're roughly the same price, give or take twenty bucks.

I don't know much about Synology.  I've always liked ASUS routers mainly because of the 8 ports and port-channel capabilities.  Also the tri band (one 2.4 radio and two 5 ghz radios) intrigues me.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on July 11, 2017, 11:53:31 AM
The was a tp tri-band on sale for prime day
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hatingfrancisco on July 11, 2017, 12:01:05 PM
The network guy in me gets torqued when I see the theoretical speeds being touted.  (1900, 2600,3200) They are advertising the theoretical capabilities of each radio and that number is a theoretical aggregate.  I usually tell folks to get a better understanding of their needs and the rf environment before investing in a router.  In my case the tri-band would be nice because I have a family of 7 all streaming something and that extra 5 ghz channel would free up some wireless airtime for the other devices.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Panjandrum on July 11, 2017, 02:40:57 PM
There was a Linksys EA9300 Tri-Band on sale today for Prime Day.  I missed that sale b/c they sold out, but Best Buy was offering the same price, so I scooped it and will pick it up on the way home.

Pretty stoked.  Looks like a really nice device.  Great feedback in some customer reviews, and the Max Stream routers can be paired with Max Stream extenders for seamless wifi if I still need help upstairs.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on July 31, 2017, 06:48:11 PM
https://www.coindesk.com/spv-support-billion-bitcoin-users-sizing-scaling-claim
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 12, 2017, 09:31:30 PM
Pretty cool talk about Lightning Network

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 19, 2017, 09:35:44 AM
https://qz.com/1054805/what-its-like-working-at-a-sprawling-bitcoin-mine-in-inner-mongolia/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 22, 2017, 11:06:40 AM
BCH vs BTC mining stats

http://fork.lol/
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on August 23, 2017, 08:46:10 AM
Very interesting

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/why-bcash-mining-shouldnt-affect-bitcoin-much-bitcoin-mining-could-ruin-bcash/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Lucas Scoopsalot on September 10, 2017, 03:06:20 PM
TBT, what have you been working on after college besides crypto currency stuff?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 11, 2017, 12:51:33 PM
TBT, what have you been working on after college besides crypto currency stuff?

Lots of different projects.  In the openness of this blog I won't go into specifics as it relates to work.  I do full stack development tho and am always looking for the next cool thing to do.  Be happy to catch up through PM tho.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 08:21:12 AM
So what's the best password manager these days?  I have used one just called passwords for the past ~5 years and it's been great. There was no cloud syncing or anything, just a solid manager. However the developer quit updating it and it's not compatible on iOS11.

I've used LastPass at work before and liked it. Is that the best out there? What do you guys use?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 19, 2017, 08:24:01 AM
I just use my brain
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on September 19, 2017, 08:39:35 AM
Yeah. A password manager? What is that? I can't even.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 08:57:11 AM
You guys would be easy targets for identity theft.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 19, 2017, 09:09:48 AM
No, not really
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on September 19, 2017, 09:13:07 AM
I use keepass and then just store my database in the cloud. Lastpass browser extensions have had exploits found multiple times, even though last pass is absurdly convenient.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on September 19, 2017, 09:14:41 AM
keepass as well, tho haven't looked into newer options in like the last five years
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on September 19, 2017, 11:45:45 AM
You guys would be easy targets for identity theft.
How is the strength of one's passwords determined by where it is stored?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 12:02:18 PM
You guys would be easy targets for identity theft.
How is the strength of one's passwords determined by where it is stored?

You both implied you don't use password managers. Which I can take as you don't have many passwords for all of your accounts, or they all vary by a small amount. I get one of those and your entire life is gone.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 19, 2017, 12:08:26 PM
Tbt is l33t hax0r
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 12:25:54 PM
Lib is just a statistic
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 19, 2017, 12:40:31 PM
I can hack your password manager, you can't hack my brain so I'll just be over here in the statistical group of people with secure information that can also remember more than one password
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 12:43:51 PM
Lib has never and will never fall for a phishing scam or any social engineering. Even if he did his super strong password that is unhackable will protect him.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on September 19, 2017, 12:53:01 PM
How often do you fall for phishing schemes tbt?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 01:05:19 PM
I don't. That's not what I would be worried about tho.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on September 19, 2017, 01:40:55 PM
I just have a great memory. :dunno:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: passranch on September 19, 2017, 02:08:52 PM
heh...

"keep ass"

...cracks me up every time!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on September 19, 2017, 03:28:34 PM
do they have these that span across desktop/mobile devices? 

last time i looked at lastpass, i dont think it did but user error is a big thing too
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on September 19, 2017, 06:08:24 PM
Are you asking what password manager we use so you can hack us?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on September 19, 2017, 06:45:50 PM
I put all my passwords in a password locked excel spreadsheet
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Tobias on September 19, 2017, 07:27:31 PM
no negative consequences
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: wetwillie on September 19, 2017, 07:30:22 PM
My password is the same basic thing for everything and just varies by the requirements of the application. Usually I can get it within three tries. 
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 19, 2017, 08:33:16 PM
I do like me some open source software, so I may give keepass a try. LastPass was nice but the app wasn't what it should be when I used it last, probably gotten better.

I wouldn't hack anybody on this blog even if I could(I can't) we are all cats here.  Although I may end up using puni's method and just keep it on a flash drive.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on September 20, 2017, 09:34:52 AM
I have 70 unique passwords in my keepass database, there is a limit to a human's memory. re: people bragging about remembering them.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 20, 2017, 09:50:44 AM
I have 70 unique passwords in my keepass database, there is a limit to a human's memory. re: people bragging about remembering them.

I have about that many too.  Wish I had the memory of some people here to remember them all.  Too bad I couldn't just keep all my admin passwords as admin.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on September 20, 2017, 12:49:48 PM
This was all about bragging on how many passwords you need?

Kudos to you I guess?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Spracne on September 20, 2017, 12:52:13 PM
I intentionally don't remember my passwords. Forces me to reset them every time. I then choose another obscure password and intentionally don't remember it. Keeps me always one step ahead of the identity thieves.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: puniraptor on September 21, 2017, 03:29:16 AM


Although I may end up using puni's method and just keep it on a flash drive.

I keep it on my Google drive which is nice because they recently added support for pw locked 'sheets in-browser
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: dmartin on September 21, 2017, 11:28:41 AM
I intentionally don't remember my passwords. Forces me to reset them every time. I then choose another obscure password and intentionally don't remember it. Keeps me always one step ahead of the identity thieves.

I think we're on to something here.  There is a bit of a time commitment, but sounds safe.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on September 26, 2017, 02:39:20 PM
I can’t wait to try this out when they release it

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/256423-microsoft-set-release-quantum-computing-programming-language
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: hemmy on September 26, 2017, 04:31:26 PM
You must enjoy development far more than I do. I take every step possible to avoid it when I'm not at work.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on October 12, 2017, 06:58:01 PM
You must enjoy development far more than I do. I take every step possible to avoid it when I'm not at work.

Yeah I enjoy it a lot.  Like this is something I may test out on Sunday. 

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/7605071a9a83e6e541b2e132bdf39ae2.png)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 07:35:47 PM
Idk why Tapatalk keeps putting ? After I type “I” :curse:

:curse:

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/01/ios-11-predictive-text-bug/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 07:44:21 PM
lol

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: libliblibliblibliblib on November 05, 2017, 08:13:36 PM
Tapatrash
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: IPA4Me on November 06, 2017, 09:05:44 AM
A flaw in iOS? Say it isn't so!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on November 16, 2017, 04:55:11 PM
New Firefox is pretty fast. Still uses way too much memory tho.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Joker on November 17, 2017, 11:54:01 AM
LastPass is great.  I use it to generate 30 character gobbledygook passwords for everything and never have to remember them.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on November 29, 2017, 08:15:54 AM
yikes

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/28/astonishing-os-x-bug-lets-anyone-log-into-a-high-sierra-machine/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on November 29, 2017, 08:24:10 AM
Wow that is really bad. Haven’t updated my Mac yet to it, I think I’ll wait a little bit
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Joker on November 29, 2017, 09:16:36 AM
Wow that is really bad. Haven’t updated my Mac yet to it, I think I’ll wait a little bit

Yes.  We typically wait a few months before pushing out a new OS for this reason.

It looks like you're fine as long as you set a password on the root account.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: passranch on November 29, 2017, 06:16:53 PM
yikes

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/28/astonishing-os-x-bug-lets-anyone-log-into-a-high-sierra-machine/

patched

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/29/apple-fixes-root-password-bug-security-update/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on December 13, 2017, 11:43:23 AM
@The Big Train
Do you know of an Add-on that can download a podcast within a browser? Trying to save a podcast from BBC's website and it appears they don't allow me to download it local. I tried a couple ones i've used for video(Video Downloadhelper) with no luck.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 13, 2017, 12:13:32 PM
@The Big Train
Do you know of an Add-on that can download a podcast within a browser? Trying to save a podcast from BBC's website and it appears they don't allow me to download it local. I tried a couple ones i've used for video(Video Downloadhelper) with no luck.

Something like this?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/podcast-app/hdpgebcembbojpibjdjbjpnekmabmjmp?hl=en
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on December 13, 2017, 03:33:19 PM
@The Big Train
Do you know of an Add-on that can download a podcast within a browser? Trying to save a podcast from BBC's website and it appears they don't allow me to download it local. I tried a couple ones i've used for video(Video Downloadhelper) with no luck.

Something like this?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/podcast-app/hdpgebcembbojpibjdjbjpnekmabmjmp?hl=en

close, didn't find my podcast though.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Joker on December 13, 2017, 06:18:02 PM
What is the podcast, WW?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on December 13, 2017, 08:52:14 PM
What is the podcast, WW?

BBC OS
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 13, 2017, 09:08:53 PM
What is the podcast, WW?

BBC OS

So it’s embedded video I’m assuming? Have you checked the source to see if there is a direct link?
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 15, 2017, 10:08:52 PM
Absolutely fascinating.  Once you kill the process and it’s dumped from memory it’s like it was never there.  X-post with the crypto thread but it belongs here.

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/cryptocurrency-miner-uses-wmi-eternalblue-spread-filelessly/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 19, 2017, 07:37:05 AM
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on December 22, 2017, 03:42:39 PM
Very cool project

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/22/snowdens-new-app-uses-your-smartphone-to-physically-guard-your-laptop/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Joker on December 22, 2017, 05:21:43 PM
Very cool project

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/22/snowdens-new-app-uses-your-smartphone-to-physically-guard-your-laptop/

That is cool.

It would be nice if that functionality could be incorporated into the laptop itself.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: WillieWatanabe on December 26, 2017, 02:08:01 PM
Very cool project

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/22/snowdens-new-app-uses-your-smartphone-to-physically-guard-your-laptop/

Snowden?

(http://gif-finder.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Adam-DeVine-No.-Hard-pass.-Hard-pass.gif)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 03, 2018, 06:33:49 PM
Should probably go in the computer thread because it’s hardware related but it’s being fixed temporarily with a software fix.  Anyway a really interesting article on a new security flaw in Intel chips.  This one excerpt is crazy if you know anything about “the cloud” or virtualization.  :sdeek:

Quote
And on multi-user machines, like the servers run by Google Cloud Services or Amazon Web Services, it could even allow hackers to break out of one user's process, and instead snoop on other processes running on the same shared server.

https://www.wired.com/story/critical-intel-flaw-breaks-basic-security-for-most-computers/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 03, 2018, 06:47:01 PM
Intel dominates the chip market, when I say dominate they have about 80% of the entire industry.  Pretty much every single computer on the entire market that you can turn on has this issue.  Jesus.

https://gizmodo.com/report-all-intel-processors-made-in-the-last-decade-mi-1821728240
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 03, 2018, 06:48:06 PM
os patches incoming, not as big of a deal as some are making it out to be
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 03, 2018, 06:49:08 PM
Those patches are supposed to have 5-30% performance hit.  Any computer or server not used to just surf the internet lightly will see a hit.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: IPA4Me on January 03, 2018, 07:02:41 PM
Gonna suck trying to open these big ass Excel workbooks after the fix is installed.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 03, 2018, 08:32:37 PM
Those patches are supposed to have 5-30% performance hit.  Any computer or server not used to just surf the internet lightly will see a hit.

oh man a 5% performance hit, yikes
no one knows the extent to how this will impact post patch performance but don’t let that stop your sky from falling
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 03, 2018, 08:33:40 PM
Those patches are supposed to have 5-30% performance hit.  Any computer or server not used to just surf the internet lightly will see a hit.

oh man a 5% performance hit, yikes
no one knows the extent to how this will impact post patch performance but don’t let that stop your sky from falling

Right, you have no idea how badly it’s probably going to be.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 03, 2018, 08:34:52 PM
THE END OF DAYS
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 04, 2018, 09:32:48 PM
Cross-post with hypervisor implications.

https://engineering.coinbase.com/update-on-meltdown-and-spectre-45d344c47b5
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 05, 2018, 09:27:01 PM
I can’t wait to try this out when they release it

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/256423-microsoft-set-release-quantum-computing-programming-language

This article makes reference to this post. Could also go in the crypto thread because of the implications that apply to mining. Quantum computing is so fascinating to me and makes hyper-threading look like a kindergartners project. The basic security that we can enjoy on the internet is at risk because of this. Granted delayed mainstream use of it would allow a buffer for when consumers and hackers get their hands on it probably. The cost of cooling into the sub 100 kelvin range almost guarantees that research and large corporations would only be able to apply it for a good amount of time.  :nerd:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/05/the-quantum-computing-apocalypse-is-imminent/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 06, 2018, 12:20:34 AM
I’m right, unsurprising to me

Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 11, 2018, 12:21:21 PM
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/11/intel-details-performance-hit-for-meltdown-fix-on-affected-processors/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: stunted on January 20, 2018, 05:59:26 PM
windows 10 keeps trying to update, i've tried stopping services, group policy stuff, but it still keeps trying and it's pissing me off!
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 20, 2018, 06:12:50 PM
windows lol
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: stunted on January 20, 2018, 06:36:22 PM
apple wont run anything i need lol apple
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on January 20, 2018, 06:39:08 PM
Is it failing when it tries to update or do you just want to get a virus?  Also I have Windows, MacOS, and Linux machines so I can run anything :gocho:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: pissclams on January 20, 2018, 07:01:00 PM
windozzzz :lol:
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 04, 2018, 09:41:25 AM
:lol:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/c36b41b461f959e2a11b77329020fc42.jpg)
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Chingon on February 09, 2018, 09:41:49 AM
https://www.quantamagazine.org/gil-kalais-argument-against-quantum-computers-20180207/
Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 09, 2018, 09:55:02 AM
Will read when I get a chance. Love stuff about quantum computers.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 09, 2018, 09:20:35 PM
https://www.quantamagazine.org/gil-kalais-argument-against-quantum-computers-20180207/

So the article you posted is the newest in a series of articles about this.  The one you posted being the 4th in the series.  I haven’t read the one you posted yet, but I have read the first two.  I’ll read the 3rd and 4th tomorrow.  The first two were really good and extremely interesting.  The fact we have even gotten to where we are now is impressive, but will we ever get to a point where the benefits outweigh the cost?  I don’t know but it’s a super exciting field.

Article 1:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-era-of-quantum-computing-is-here-outlook-cloudy-20180124/

Article 2:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/job-one-for-quantum-computers-boost-artificial-intelligence-20180129/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on February 10, 2018, 12:07:56 PM
Read the last two and they were very interesting as well.  Thanks Chings :thumbs:  there’s some good stuff on that site.

Article 3:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/quantum-computers-struggle-against-classical-algorithms-20180201/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 03, 2018, 11:08:14 AM
:sdeek:

https://www.wired.com/story/github-ddos-memcached/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Joker on March 07, 2018, 09:14:53 AM
:sdeek:

https://www.wired.com/story/github-ddos-memcached/


Damn memcached.  Mirai was more fun.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 07, 2018, 08:34:39 PM
:sdeek:

https://www.wired.com/story/github-ddos-memcached/


Damn memcached.  Mirai was more fun.

Very interesting researching Mirai further.  Had never heard of it before.
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 07, 2018, 08:35:51 PM
Just bought this template and excited to use the dark on dark theme in a couple of projects.

https://wrapbootstrap.com/theme/minton-bootstrap-4-admin-frontend-WB0858DB6
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 07, 2018, 08:57:22 PM
ALSO I've been using this loading jQuery plugin a lot recently.  Easiest one I have ever come across.

https://www.jqueryscript.net/loading/jQuery-Plugin-For-Creating-Loading-Overlay-with-CSS3-Animations-waitMe.html
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: Joker on March 08, 2018, 08:58:18 AM
:sdeek:

https://www.wired.com/story/github-ddos-memcached/


Damn memcached.  Mirai was more fun.

Very interesting researching Mirai further.  Had never heard of it before.


It was pretty insane at the time.  Here's a really fascinating article that uncovers the details about the Mirai authors.  It's written by Brian Krebs, a security writer who was one of the initial targets of Mirai.  He did some amazing investigative work uncovering it.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/01/who-is-anna-senpai-the-mirai-worm-author/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 23, 2018, 07:31:04 PM
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/23/the-web-will-soon-be-a-little-safer-with-the-approval-of-this-new-security-standard/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on March 24, 2018, 02:42:51 PM
Pretty cool, gonna start using it.

https://noiszy.com/
Title: Re: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 26, 2018, 09:07:12 AM
Pretty cool, gonna start using it.

https://noiszy.com/
I'm all in.

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Title: Software thread(computer related)
Post by: The Big Train on April 01, 2018, 01:12:37 PM
Congrats everybody, EMAW.com(aka gE.com) is already a customer.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/01/cloudflare-1111-dns-privacy-service/

Here’s the full blog post for those interested.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/